QuickChek customers purchase 110,000 dog tags to support post-9/11 service members.
During a recent four-week promotion, QuickChek Corp. raised $163,oo2 to offer support to post-9/11 service members and their families. The funds were raised both through an in-store donation program and a charity golf outing.
Store customers were invited to purchase dog-tag shaped magnets for $1 to benefit Hope For The Warriors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
Community support was strong as customers purchased a whopping 110,000 dog-tags.
More than 100 golfers participated in an outing at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club in Hillsborough, N.J. to raise additional funds for the organization.
QuickChek senior vice president Mike Murphy, district leader Robert Porcelli, and community events coordinator Brianna Guzman Quesada presented Jessica McKinney and Steve Bartomioli of Hope for the Warriors with a check on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the company’s Goshen, N.Y. store. This store raised the most money – $7,019 – of the company’s 144 locations in New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and Long Island, during the promotion.
All of the funds raised will stay in local areas to help support local veterans.
“We’re pleased to continue to honor and support our service members and their families who give so much of themselves,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, whose family-owned company has raised millions of dollars to support a variety of causes benefiting children, families and veterans.
This is the third year in a row the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based fresh convenience market chain has run this promotion, which ran from May 7 to June 4. The company raised $92,000 for Hope for the Warriors last year and $75,000 in 2014.
“We are very proud of our customers who strongly support our efforts to give back to the communities we serve,” added Durling. “It is a reflection of our being a welcome part of the neighborhoods where we have store locations and recognition of our total commitment and dedication to our customers.”
“It has been an inspiration to see this partnership grow the way it has and to see in so many ways the commitment of the QuickChek team in supporting our veterans,” said McKinney, community development manager for Hope for the Warriors. “QuickChek’s generosity means the world to us and allows us to support so many who have served.”
QuickChek was recently named “2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year,” the oldest and most prestigious award for convenience retailing in the industry, by Convenience Store Decisions magazine in part for its commitment to its customers. It has also received numerous food service innovation awards for its high quality food and beverage menu.