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OUR STORY


Sheetz For the Kidz™ was created by two Sheetz district managers looking for a new way to uphold the Sheetz tradition of giving back to their communities. They wanted to give underprivileged children the kind of holiday so many other kids enjoy. That first year, 1992, employees raised $12,000 and took 126 children shopping for toys, clothes and other basic necessities.

 

Annually, the charity partners with The Salvation Army® who selects families within each store's community to participate in the program. Each store supports 16 children in their community. We receive wish lists for each child from The Salvation Army and our employees shop, and host drive-through gift distributions in each of our operating areas. Employees present the parents/guardians with the gifts that were purchased specifically for their children and gift wrapping supplies to wrap the presents and have them ready for the holidays! In 2023, we supported 11,536 kids across our six-state operating area.

 

Sheetz For the Kidz developed a partnership with Make-A-Wish® in 2005. Through a donation of $150,000 that year, the charity sponsored 30 families of seriously ill children for an all-expenses-paid, dream vacation to Orlando, Florida, fulfilling their "wish." Sheetz For the Kidz continues to work with the good people of this organization to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The charity sponsors one child per Sheetz operating district each year, totally 71 wishes in 2023.

 

In an effort to broaden our connection in the communities we serve, Sheetz For the Kidz began a partnership with Feeding America® in 2019 to provide food to kids in need. Feeding America works with a network of 27 local food banks and agency partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs to allocate these funds based on Sheetz store locations. In 2023, the charity made a $716,000 contribution that supported over 1.7 million meals through child-hunger programs.

 

Since 1992, Sheetz For the Kidz has impacted more than 170,000 children living in the communities that Sheetz serves.


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OUR MISSION

To provide support, hope, joy and happiness to children in need in the communities where we operate.


OUR VISION

To provide employee-driven programs that enrich and support children in need living in our neighborhoods.


OUR BOTTOM LINE

Sheetz For the Kidz™ (SFTK) is an employee-run 501(c)(3) charity, independent of Sheetz, Inc. The organization is operated by a board and relies on employee volunteers to execute its mission.


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YOUR DONATION MATTERS


By donating, you are directly helping a child in need experience a brighter holiday season, granting a child’s most heartfelt wish, and providing a meal to a child who would otherwise be hungry.

 

100% of customer donations go directly to supporting children in need within local Sheetz communities.

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    Providing clothing, gifts and other basic needs through the Sheetz For the Kidz Holiday Program in partnership with The Salvation Army

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    Granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, in partnership with Make-A-Wish.

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    Supporting child-hunger programs, in partnership with Feeding America.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

DONATE INSIDE ONE OF OUR 700+ STORES


Make a Sheetz Run during the months of July and December to support our in-store campaigns!


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DONATE ON THE APP

Donate your loyalty pointz to support Sheetz For the Kidz on the Sheetz app.


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WALMART SPARK GOOD

Add Sheetz For the Kidz as your preferred charity on your Walmart account and round up your total during checkout to benefit our charity.


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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDZ


At Sheetz For the Kidz, we're amazed by the good we’re able to do because of you. The support you’ve given us every step of the way confirms what kidz have taught us: that we can do anything when we do it together. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
View our recap from the amazing year we had in 2023 below!



2023 Annual Report

Recent Highlights

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    2021-11-29

    Sheetz Serves 600,000 meals to those in need

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CONTACT US


Sheetz For the Kidz

5700 Sixth Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602


sheetzforthekidz@sheetz.com

1-800-765-4686


Sheetz Family Charities, Inc., doing business as Sheetz For the Kidz™, is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.