A local convenience store company today donated $15,000 to Beaufort County schools as part of an ongoing promotion at its outlets.
Parker’s, which operates 43 convenience stores in Georgia and South Carolina, said the proceeds came from its “Fueling the Community” program. That promotion gives one cent of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to local schools.
Some of the Parker’s donation goes to support the school district’s annual “Support Person of the Year” recognition program, which honors school nurses, social workers, bookkeepers, office managers, teacher assistants, school secretaries, and technology and data specialists. Most of the rest goes to specific schools designated by Parker’s “Pump Pal Club” regular customers when they purchased their gasoline.
“We are deeply grateful to our Beaufort County customers for their loyalty,” said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s. “It’s truly a pleasure for us to give back to public and private schools in Beaufort County and to support the ongoing efforts of hard-working local teachers.”
Superintendent Jeff Moss accepted the donation on behalf of the school district.
“Our partnership with Parker’s just keeps getting better and better,” Moss said, “As Parker’s grows, its support for schools grows, and that’s a wonderful thing to see.”