Stripes Stores holding in-store fundraiser
Stripes® Convenience Stores has announced its alliance with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to help kids with cancer. During Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Stripes will launch its Second Annual In-Store Fundraising Campaign, “Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows,” now through Oct. 13 with 100 percent of the benefits going to the children’s cancer programs and treatments. Last year Stripes Stores raised more than $1.4 million to provide more effective and safer cancer treatment and to fund engaging programs for kids with cancer. A charitable foundation matched funds last year for a total of $2.8 million from Stripes. Again this year, each donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Stripes guests will be able to donate at any Stripes location during the campaign. Individuals may also contribute via mobile by texting KIDS to 88388. Every dollar collected via text will also be matched dollar for dollar. Guests at Stripes will be asked to help children with cancer by purchasing a $1 pin-up paper icon. Participating customers will receive coupons for a free 12 ounce Slush Monkey® and a buy one get one free Smokin’ Barrel® Snack Co. Peanuts or Trail Mix snack with their donation. For more information call 361-654-4882.