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Parker’s Donates $25,000 To Savannah-Area Schools

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Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker and President Jeff Bush present a Fueling the Community check for $25,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. Students and administrators at Godley Station K-8 School joined SCCPSS District 8 School Board representative Dr. Tonia Howard-Hall, SCCPSS executive director for Elementary and K-8 School Governance Dr. Vallerie Cave and Godley Station K-8 School Principal Troy Brown to accept the donation on behalf of the school system on May 16.

Parker’s recently donated $25,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative.

The Fueling the Community charitable initiative donates a portion of the proceeds from gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools. The check presentation took place at Godley Station K-8 School in Pooler, Georgia on May 16.

“Savannah is the heartbeat and headquarters of Parker’s, and I feel it is our responsibility to nurture future leaders,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “At Parker’s, we believe education is the tide that floats all ships. Education has the power to transform lives, offer opportunities and strengthen communities.”

Parker’s launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and donates money to schools in every community where the company operates stores. Parker’s has donated nearly $1 million to area schools since the inception of the Fueling the Community program.

Parker’s endows the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah and spearheads the Keep Savannah Clean anti-litter campaign. In 2019, Parker’s also donated a record $5 million to create the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University.

Founded in 1976, Parker’s has earned accolades for its Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, award-winning Fueling the Community charitable initiative, innovative mobile app and acclaimed PumpPal program, which has saved customers more than $10 million since its inception.

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, has been recognized by USA Today for its impressive food selection and has earned raves as a top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. The company employs nearly 1,000 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.

Parker’s has 57 retail stores throughout southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, Parker’s has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s leading convenience store and food service companies.

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Renee Sexton

Renee Sexton

Renee is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and worked more than two decades in broadcast and digital journalism before coming over to the print side.

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