A portion of the donation will fund the school district’s annual “Support Person of the Year” program.
Parker’s, a c-store based in Savannah, Ga., has donated $27,000 to Beaufort County Schools.
Parker’s launched its charitable initiative in 2011. This donation is part of the company’s Fueling the Community program, which donates one cent of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to local schools.
“At Parker’s, we’re committed to giving back to the Beaufort County community and supporting local schools through our Fueling the Community program,” said Parker’s Founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We know education has the power to transform lives, reduce crime and expand opportunities. We’re grateful to all the Beaufort County School District teachers, administrators and staff who work hard every day to support student success in the classroom.”
A portion of the donation will fund the school district’s annual “Support Person of the Year” program, which honors school nurses, social workers, bookkeepers, office managers, teacher assistants, school secretaries and technology and data specialists.
Other funds go to specific schools designated by Parker’s PumpPal customers.
“This generosity we see from Parker’s every year is really impressive,” said Beaufort County School Board Chair Dr. Christina Gwozoz. “Over the past five years, they have donated nearly $100,000 to district schools, and that’s a solid investment in our kids.”
Founded in 1976, Parker’s has nearly 1,000 employees and 56 stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. The company’s PumpPal loyalty program, which includes more than 150,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $10 million.