MAPCO, the convenience store chain with more than 340 stores throughout the Southeastern region of the U.S., has announced a mask sale donation campaign, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The company plans to raise $100,000 from in-store face mask sales across its seven-state footprint.
The mask donation campaign provides guests with the unique opportunity to protect themselves from COVID-19, while also helping support the St. Jude mission. Launching on Sept. 1, which is also the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 25 percent from every facemask purchase at a MAPCO location will be donated to St. Jude.
“Being active members of the community is part of our mission, so making high-quality masks available at a convenient price and helping St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a perfect match for MAPCO,” said Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO of MAPCO. “While we’re focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we need to say thank you to all of our customers and team members for the confidence that they have given to MAPCO that make possible to us continue supporting the community, especially to St. Jude’s mission to fund critical research, aid families, and ultimately save children’s lives.”
All face masks available in-store will qualify for the 25 percent donation. MAPCO guests will also be able to support St. Jude and other charity organizations by donating to in-store coin boxes or by going to MAPCO’s website.
Through its year-round Giveback program, MAPCO has supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Nashville Predators Foundation.
As MAPCO locations continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, all stores employ rigorous and frequent disinfecting processes while closely following the latest information and guidelines from local, state and federal government agencies and health organizations. Masks or face coverings are required at all MAPCO locations.
Plexiglass shields have been installed in every store and masks, gloves and hand sanitizer have been provided to all team members. Additionally, MAPCO has placed free gloves at the fuel pumps for guests as another step to help to stop the spread. Physical in-store indicators have been placed on floors and mask signage is visible on the lot and the entry doors to support social distancing and remind guest of face coverings.
The MAPCO team of more than 3,200 dedicated employees with a strong commitment to customer service delivers Convenience You Can TRUST at more than 340 company-owned convenience and fuel retailing stores. Operating in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi, MAPCO stores offer a wide array of high-quality products and services. MAPCO is a subsidiary of COPEC, a leading South America-based retail company.