Parker’s, a convenience-store chain headquartered in Savannah, presented a check for $5,000 to the Liberty County School System on Tuesday, as part of the company’s Fueling the Community program.
“We are thrilled to support Liberty County teachers and students through our Fueling the Community program,” said Jeff Bush, the director of fuel management for Parker’s. “At Parker’s, we share a deep commitment to education and to strengthening communities.”
Parker’s donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gas purchased at all 40 of its stores on the first Wednesday of each month to community schools through the Fueling the Community program. The company’s charitable initiative officially launched in the fall of 2011 and donates more than $100,000 each year to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s stores are located.
“Parker’s is a wonderful community partner, and I am so pleased to have them as a Diamond Plus Partner in Education,” Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee said. “I support the Parker’s motto, ‘Let’s start fueling up our community and start fueling up for our schools!’ I urge all parents, teachers, staff, administrators and community members to participate in the Fueling the Community program.”
Customers can sign up for a PumpPal card online at www.PumpPalClub.com to select a school of their choice for their 1-cent-per-gallon donation. Existing PumpPal members can access their account online and select a specific school to receive donations.