Parker's Donation - April 18, 2022

Parker’s Makes $4,000 Fueling the Community Donation to Support Colleton County School District Teachers and Students
Posted on 04/28/2022

PHOTO CAPTION: Colleton County School District Superintendent Vallerie Cave, left, recently accepted a Parker’s Fueling the Community donation from Parker’s Community Outreach Manager Olivia Parker, right, to support local teachers and students.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (April 20, 2022) – Parker’s – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader that’s currently featured on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America – recently donated $4,000 to Colleton County School District as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program. Colleton County School District Superintendent Vallerie Cave accepted the unrestricted donation on behalf of area teachers and students at a check presentation at the Colleton County School District Office in Walterboro, S.C. on April 18.

The money will be provided to those schools who earned the most Perk Points as determined by the Community Support Pay at the Pump Rewards Program: Colleton County High School ( $1500) and Forest Hills Elementary School( $1000). The remaining funds will support student and staff recognition programs district wide. We are grateful to Parkers for all of the support. We encourage our families to support our schools through the Fueling The Communities Program at Parkers. Please join the Rewards Program at Parkers and show your support for Colleton County Public Schools.

The Fueling the Community program at Parker’s is a longstanding charitable initiative that donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Parker’s is donating approximately $275,000 to public and private schools in Georgia and South Carolina this spring and has given more than $1.8 million to area schools since the inception of the Fueling the Community program in 2011.

“At Parker’s, we understand that our customers are also our neighbors,” said Olivia Parker, Community Outreach Manager for Parker’s. “We know that education helps lower poverty rates, reduce crime and create more opportunities. This donation is an investment in Colleton County and in the students who will serve as the future leaders of tomorrow.”

In addition to the Fueling the Community program, Parker’s demonstrates its deep engagement through the Parker’s Community Fund, which is dedicated to supporting charitable initiatives throughout the company’s corporate footprint in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Since its creation in January 2021, the Parker’s Community Fund has partnered with Union Mission to build the Parker’s House, which, upon completion, will serve as Savannah and coastal Georgia’s only facility solely dedicated to providing emergency housing and comprehensive services for unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness. Parker’s has also made landmark gifts to name the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University and the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Parker’s stands apart as one of America’s most respected convenience store brands and is known for having the cleanest stores in the industry. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., the company has enjoyed steady 20 to 24 percent annual growth every year for the past 23 years and offers an acclaimed Parker’s Rewards program, which saves customers time and money at the pump as well as in the store.

In 2020, Parker’s was named the Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions, which is the industry’s highest honor. The company has been honored by Food and Wine as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores and by Convenience Store News as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.

Since its founding in 1976, Parker’s has grown to become an award-winning company that was recently voted one of America’s top 10 gas station brands by USA TODAY readers. The Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved customers more than $15 million to date. Parker’s employs more than 1,200 individuals throughout South Carolina and Georgia and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.

ABOUT PARKER’S:

Honored as the 2020 Convenience Store Decisions Chain of the Year, Parker’s is strategically redefining the nation’s convenience store industry, offering customers high-quality products, freshly prepared food and superior customer service at retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., Parker’s has a commitment to exceeding customer expectations and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and foodservice companies. Parker’s Kitchen, the popular food-centric brand under the Parker’s umbrella, serves world-famous hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders as well as made-from-scratch mac ‘n’ cheese, a breakfast bar and daily specials. The company’s popular Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $15 million to date. Learn more: www.parkerskitchen.com.