Monday, November 7, 2011

Local Circle K Convenience Stores Raise Over $60,000 For Local Chapters

Circle K employees offering support at Red Cross event.

Immediately following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, Circle K - West Coast Division jumped into action helping raise more than $300,000 to support the ongoing efforts in Haiti.

Building on the momentum, the leadership team at Circle K - West Coast Division wanted to help their community where their employees live and their stores operated. Throughout 2011, more than 300 Circle K stores throughout the western United States will run four targeted campaigns asking patrons to support the Red Cross.

The American Red Cross is very excited and proud to announce that it is teaming up with Circle K stores across California, Washington, and Oregon. Circle K will contribute to Red Cross a minimum pledge of $250,000 this year through cash donations, customer donations, and fundraising events that will greatly help local Red Cross chapters in their efforts to ready their communities and respond to times of emergency and disaster.

The Market Manager for the Northern California Division of Circle K Stores Inc. announced today that it has raised $62,249.74 in support of the Central Valley Region of the American Red Cross, through its fundraising canisters placed in stores in Fresno, Merced, Kings and Kern Counties. The largest portion of these funds has been raised in the Merced County area with a total of $34,544.38 raised since the launch of the campaign in May 2011.
“Circle K has become an amazing partner of the Red Cross, through their in-store customer donation programs which they are promoting year-round”, stated Ellen Knapp, Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross Central Valley Region. “Their support is making it possible for the Red Cross to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.” 
Look out for American Red Cross signs at your local Circle K store the next time you stop in for a quick drink, grab a snack, a cup of coffee, or a full meal all in one convenient location! You will soon be able to enjoy fast and friendly service at Circle K as well as support your local American Red Cross chapter at the same time!