Parker's has donated $22,000 to Savannah-Chatham County public schools as a part of the company's Fueling the Community charitable initiative.
The initiative donates a portion of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools.
The company presented the check Wednesday at Godley Station School.
“At Parker’s, we have a deep commitment to investing in education and expanding opportunities for young people in our community,” said Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker. “We’re proud to be headquartered in Savannah and are incredibly honored to support the hard-working teachers, administrators and students in Chatham County.”
Parker's launched the initiative in 2011 and has donated nearly $1 million to area schools since. This school year alone, they have already donated $100,000 to public and private schools. Parker's donates money to schools in every community where they operate stores.
“We hold Parker’s up as a great role model,” said Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent of Schools for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. “We applaud Parker’s for believing in us and in what we’re able to do in our community.”
Godley Station School was one of the schools selected for funding by Parker's PumpPal members. The Pooler, Ga. school has more PumpPal member support than any other school in the county.
The portion of money donated to Godley Station School will be used for technology supplies and other items that directly benefit its students.
“Every cent goes back to the kids to get students ready for 21st-century skills and 21st-century jobs,” said Godley Station School Principal John King. “This partnership with Parker’s show that we have partners who care enough about students to invest back in the school system.”
Parker’s operates 52 convenience stores across Georgia and South Carolina, employs nearly 1,000 individuals throughout the region and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.