QuickChek raised more than $155,000 during last year’s campaign.
QuickChek Corp. is once again raising funds to help support post-9/11 service members and their families through an in-store donation program.
Customers are invited to purchase paper dog-tags for $1 at any of the company’s 156 fresh convenience market store locations in the metropolitan area. The promotion began Saturday, June 2 and runs through July 7, 2018. It benefits 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.
QuickChek raised more than $155,000 during the campaign last year in which customers purchased more than 100,000 paper dog-tags, as well as through a charity golf outing. All of the funds raised will stay in local areas to help support local veterans.
“We are very pleased 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.
Since 2014, the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based chain has raised more than $439,000 for Hope For The Warriors and its programs through this in-store promotion, an annual golf outing, and the Long Island Run For The Warriors.
“We are also very proud of the continued support we receive from our customers who have welcomed us into their neighborhoods,” added Durling. “It is a reflection of our commitment to caring and recognition of our total dedication to our customers and members of the community in need.”
Each paper dog-tag that is purchased will be signed and posted on the walls of each of the company’s stores throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island in support of service members and their families.
The in-store summer promotion aligns with QuickChek’s “Summer of Subs” campaign in which consumers can enjoy additional savings as select 6-inch sub sandwiches are just $3 and select nine-inch premium baguettes are just $6.
“It’s a great honor to receive the continued support of QuickChek and its employees and customers year after year,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “We are proud to team with QuickChek to assist veterans, service members and military families throughout New Jersey and New York as well as across the country.”
QuickChek’s ongoing commitment to its communities was among the reasons it was named Convenience Store Decisions’ 2016 National Convenience Store Chain of the Year.