Sheetz for the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children, raised more than $1.8 million for children in need in 2020. Sheetz is a family-owned and -operated restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic.
“This past year, the need to help children in our communities was greater than it ever has been, and our incredible customers really stepped up in a major way to meet this need,” said Travis Sheetz, president and COO. “Their donations allowed Sheetz for the Kidz to be able to make this past holiday season a brighter one for nearly 10,000 children and families in need in the communities we serve.”
During the months of July and December, Sheetz customers had the opportunity to support kids in their local communities through donation boxes near the register and also through adding donations to their purchase at the point of sale. With 100 percent of all donations directly supporting local children, Sheetz for the Kidz provides children in need the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with gifts such as new toys, clothes and other basic needs. Each of Sheetz’s 615 stores supported more than 16 children from their local communities.
There are many other ways customers can support Sheetz for the Kidz throughout the year:
- Purchasing a Sheetz for the Kidz water, with 25 cents from each bottle directly supporting the charity;
- Shop on AmazonSmile and select “Sheetz for the Kidz” as the charity of your choice. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchases to the charity;
- Donate loyalty points; and
- Donate online at sheetz.com/ftk.
Sheetz is headquartered in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Sheetz for the Kidz is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501(c) (3) charity, independent of the Sheetz Corp. The organization was created in 1992 by local store employees wanting to help local children. The mission of the charity is to provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need within the communities in which Sheetz operates. To date, the charity has impacted more than 129,000 children living in the communities Sheetz serves.