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FEATURE - Parker’s donates $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools through ‘Fueling the Community’ program

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PHOTO:  Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker, right, presented a $20,000 Fueling the Community check to Godley Station School Principal John K. King, who accepted the donation on behalf of the Board of Education. The check donation ceremony took place at the new Parker’s location on Benton Blvd. in Savannah, and featured Godley Station School students and Chewy, the official Parker’s mascot.

By Lou Phelps, Savannah Business Journal

May 12, 2016 -  His support for the schools in our region continued this week, as Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s, owner of the region’s largest convenience store group, donated $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools this week as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative.

Godley Station School Principal John K. King accepted the donation on behalf of Board of Education at a special ceremony held at the 48th Parker’s location, which recently opened on Benton Blvd. in Savannah, Ga.

“Every time we get funding from Parker’s, it goes right back to help our students,” said King. “This donation provides additional funding for technology that gets our kids ready for 21st-century skills that will help them succeed.”

Parker’s donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. PumpPal club members can select which school will receive the proceeds from their Fueling the Community gas purchase on the first Wednesday. Godley Station School is selected by more PumpPal members than any other school in Chatham County.

"It’s exciting to give back to the community," said President and CEO Greg Parker. "At Parker’s, we believe that education has the power to transform lives and to uplift communities. We are grateful for the Chatham County teachers who are educating the next generation of students and preparing them for future success."

Parker’s originally launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s does business. The company operates 48 convenience stores in Georgia and South Carolina and completes more than 100,000 transactions daily.

The company 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 currently employs 825 individuals throughout the two states.

The Parker’s PumpPal loyalty program, which includes more than 125,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $8 million since its inception, the company estimates. May 12 - Parker’s donates $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools through ‘Fueling the Community’ program

PHOTO:  Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker, right, presented a $20,000 Fueling the Community check to Godley Station School Principal John K. King, who accepted the donation on behalf of the Board of Education. The check donation ceremony took place at the new Parker’s location on Benton Blvd. in Savannah, and featured Godley Station School students and Chewy, the official Parker’s mascot.

By Lou Phelps, Savannah Business Journal

May 12, 2016 -  His support for the schools in our region continued this week, as Greg Parker, president and CEO of Parker’s, owner of the region’s largest convenience store group, donated $20,000 to Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools this week as part of the company’s Fueling the Community charitable initiative.

Godley Station School Principal John K. King accepted the donation on behalf of Board of Education at a special ceremony held at the 48th Parker’s location, which recently opened on Benton Blvd. in Savannah, Ga.

“Every time we get funding from Parker’s, it goes right back to help our students,” said King. “This donation provides additional funding for technology that gets our kids ready for 21st-century skills that will help them succeed.”

Parker’s donates a portion of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools through the Fueling the Community program. PumpPal club members can select which school will receive the proceeds from their Fueling the Community gas purchase on the first Wednesday. Godley Station School is selected by more PumpPal members than any other school in Chatham County.

"It’s exciting to give back to the community," said President and CEO Greg Parker. "At Parker’s, we believe that education has the power to transform lives and to uplift communities. We are grateful for the Chatham County teachers who are educating the next generation of students and preparing them for future success."

Parker’s originally launched its charitable initiative in 2011 and has donated money to public and private schools in every community where Parker’s does business. The company operates 48 convenience stores in Georgia and South Carolina and completes more than 100,000 transactions daily.

The company 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 currently employs 825 individuals throughout the two states.

The Parker’s PumpPal loyalty program, which includes more than 125,000 members, has saved Parker’s customers more than $8 million since its inception, the company estimates.  

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