A local gas station company donated $15,000 to the Beaufort County School District on Tuesday as part of an ongoing promotion at its outlets.
Parker’s, which operates 43 gas stations and convenience stores in Georgia and South Carolina, said the proceeds came from its “Fueling the Community” program. That promotion, launched in 2011, gives one cent of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to local schools.
Some of the Parker’s donation goes to support the school district’s annual “Support Person of the Year” recognition program, which honors school nurses, social workers, bookkeepers, office managers, teacher assistants, school secretaries, and technology and data specialists. Most of the rest goes to specific schools designated by Parker’s “Pump Pal Club” regular customers when they purchased their gasoline.