Beginning December 3, Stripes Convenience Stores will kick off its fifth annual March of Dimes cut-out campaign, encouraging its customers to make a small donation that will have a big impact. By donating at least $1 for a March of Dimes paper cut-out to hang in-store, people can help fund programs that allow moms to have healthy, full-term pregnancies and stronger, healthier babies.
"Now in our fifth year as a March of Dimes partner, we are really excited about our upcoming campaign," says Steve DeSutter, Stripes President and CEO. "We are proud to provide support that aids the communities we love so much. With the combined generosity of our customers and the hard work and dedication of our team members we are delighted that we can raise needed cash for March of Dimes' mission; critical programs in education, prenatal healthcare and health promoting activities for newborns."
In just 4 years, Stripes has raised $1.8 million dollars. This year, they look forward to passing the $2 million dollar mark and hope to raise $800,000.
"Stripes has been an amazing partner," says Darcie Wells, March of Dimes Texas Chapter State Director. "Stripes team members do everything with passion. This helpful attitude is reflected in every employee in all 550 of their stores. And it's this passion that will make a difference for moms and babies one dollar at a time."
One of the most urgent infant health problems in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects nearly half a million babies each year. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Susser Holdings Corporation is a third-generation family led business based in Corpus Christi, Texas, that operates approximately 550 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes® banner. Restaurant service is available in more than 340 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. Susser Holdings also is majority owner and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners LP, which distributes over 1.4 billion gallons of motor fuel annually to Stripes® stores, independently operated consignment locations, convenience stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. For further information about Stripes, please visit http://www.stripesstores.com