Sheetz For the Kidz Raised $1.7 Million in 2023

More than 11,000 children directly benefitted from the contributions.

Sheetz For the Kidz Raised $1.7 Million in 2023

April 2024   minute read

Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children, raised more than $1.7 million in 2023, including a record-breaking $807,328 in December.

During the months of July and December, Sheetz customers made donations at checkout through donation boxes or by adding donations to their purchase at point of sale. Each of Sheetz’s more than 700 stores supported 16 children from their local communities, totaling over 11,500 children helped this past holiday season. In the last two years, Sheetz For the Kidz has raised over $3 million for local families in need during its annual months of in-store fundraising.

“Each and every year, we are blown away by our customers, who always exceed our expectations. Our customers continue to bring hope and joy to thousands of children across our footprint during the holiday season,” said Brittany Funcheon, Sheetz For the Kidz executive director.

In partnership with Make-A-Wish, funds raised during the campaign also sponsored wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district, totaling 71 children this past year.

In addition, Sheetz For the Kidz partners with Feeding America to provide food to children in need. In 2023, its $716,000 commitment served over 1.5 million meals through backpack programs, kids cafés, school and mobile pantries and summer programs.

In 1992, two district managers created Sheetz For the Kidz as a way to give children in need the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with new toys, clothes and other basic needs. That first year, the managers raised $12,000 and took 126 children shopping. The charity partners with the Salvation Army, which selects families within each store’s community to participate in the program.

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