Love’s Travel Stops is donating $300,000 to 11 school foundations in the Oklahoma City area — where its corporate offices are located — to fund classroom projects.
Since 2016, Love’s has given $100,000 annually to Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. This is the first year the company is donating to additional foundations that support other school districts.
“With the strain that the coronavirus has put on students, teachers and faculty, funding our local schools is more important than ever,” said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love’s. “We wanted to expand our reach and impact additional schools where our employees live, and their children attend schools.”
Love’s is donating $100,000 to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and $20,000 each to the school foundations for Moore, Norman, Edmond, Mid-Del, Putnam City, Yukon, Guthrie, Millwood and Crooked Oak. Western Heights Public Schools is also receiving $20,000.
“In my entire career as a professional fundraiser, I have never experienced the jaw-dropping generosity of Love’s,” said Jennifer Seal, president of the Putnam City Schools Foundation. “We have already been able to help several teachers with this donation and have the opportunity to help several teachers at one of our schools that had a flood. We could not help them without the humbling gift from Love’s.”
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores operates more than 550 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 29,000 people.
Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has over 400 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network.