“Fueling the Community,” Parker’s charitable initiative, supports numerous BCSD programs

Parker’s donates $25,000 to BCSD schools
Posted on 04/03/2018
CEO Greg Parker donates $25,000 to BCSD schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Parker’s convenience store company gives
$25,000 to Beaufort County School District

BEAUFORT – A local convenience store company today donated $25,000 to Beaufort County schools as part of an ongoing promotion at its outlets.

Parker’s, which operates 51 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.  Other funds go to specific schools designated by Parker’s “Pump Pal Club” customers when they purchase their gasoline on the first Wednesday of each month.

"Giving back to the community is part of our DNA at Parker's," said President and CEO Greg Parker. "We think it's important to support education in every county where we operate Parker's stores. We're delighted to support the hard work of teachers right here Beaufort County through our Fueling the Community program."

Parker’s launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s does business.  

Superintendent Jeff Moss accepted the donation on behalf of the school district.

“This partnership with Parker’s is a wonderful asset,” Moss said.  “The company’s annual donation has become a highly visible investment in our schools and in our future.”

Parker’s has been ranked on Inc.’s elite list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four consecutive years and was recently included on GasBuddy's list of the Top 10 Gas Brands in the United States.  Greg Parker has been honored by Convenience Store News as the Tech Executive of the Year, by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce as the Entrepreneur of the Year and by the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club as Citizen of the Year.