Circle K Raises $1 Million+ for March of Dimes
St. Louis, Missouri, December 10, 2013
The Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions of Circle K Stores raised $1,193,632 in the annual March of Dimes Pick-A-Pumpkin Campaign during October – a 15 percent increase over 2012. Missouri and Metro East stores raised more than $35,000 to help support healthy moms and babies in our area.
This is the 18th year that March of Dimes has partnered with Circle K. “The Pick-A-Pumpkin Campaign for March of Dimes has become a cultural event for our organization…it just gets stronger and stronger support every year. It’s an important part of how we serve and support the local communities where we operate,” said Mark Novak, Director of Human Resources for Circle K Stores. “With 1 in 9 babies born prematurely, we know that many of our associates have been helped by March of Dimes. They’ve shared their stories with us. We know our customers understand that the work of the March of Dimes is important. Our motivation is to always remember that the money raised goes to help all babies by funding March of Dimes programs to prevent preterm birth, birth defects and infant mortality in the communities where our associates and customers live and work.”
“Circle K stores and their employees are champions for the tiniest and most vulnerable,” said Tim Arndt, Pick-A-Pumpkin Campaign coordinator for the March of Dimes. “Every day, babies are born struggling to survive and every day, the March of Dimes and Circle K are helping them win.”