MAPCO Donates $250,000 to Enrich Communities Through Partnership with Regional Boys & Girls Club Chapters
Posted Apr 19, 2022
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 19, 2022) – MAPCO, the convenience store chain with over 300 stores throughout the Southeastern region of the U.S., has donated $250,000 to Boys & Girls Club chapters throughout Tennessee and Alabama to support education, health, and advocacy for local youth. The charitable giving is part of MAPCO’s Giveback program, made possible through support from MAPCO and its vendors and partners.
MAPCO selected the Boys & Girls Club chapters of Chattanooga, Greater Memphis, Middle Tennessee, and North Alabama as this year’s philanthropic partners due to the nonprofits’ unwavering commitment to helping young people reach their full potential and become productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The donations met a wide variety of local needs and included monetary support, as well as food donations and fuel credits for transportation services.
“At MAPCO, we believe our future lies within our youth, so partnering with the local Boys & Girls Club chapters to support our communities’ brightest rising stars was a simple choice,” said Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO of MAPCO. “The Boys & Girls Club mission aligns perfectly with MAPCO’s ongoing commitment to support youth education and health in the communities we serve. We look forward to continuing our work together to propel our communities forward, while creating long-lasting positive change.”
Each chapter received a $62,500 donation to address a pressing need recognized by the communities they serve. The Chattanooga chapter allocated funds to nutrition education and meal programming, while the Greater Memphis, Middle Tennessee, and North Alabama chapters each allocated funds to educational programming, equipment, and workforce training.
“MAPCO is ingrained in our community and the perfect partner to help the Boys & Girls Club further its mission,” said Eric Higgs, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. “Partners like MAPCO allow us to continue the important work of supporting our youth to elevate our communities long-term.”
Ranked as a 2022 Top Workplace USA, MAPCO works with a team of more than 3,000 dedicated team members with a strong commitment to guest experience to deliver Convenience You Can TRUST® at more than 300 convenience and fuel retailing stores.
Operating in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi, MAPCO stores offer a wide array of high-quality products and services. Guests can find a Better Break to refresh and recharge with freshly brewed coffee, packaged snacks and drinks, high-quality fuel and special deals through the industry-leading MY Reward$ loyalty program. MAPCO and its subsidiaries also operate a fuel logistics business comprised of 46 tankers and a fuel wholesale and fleet group serving more than 125 accounts. MAPCO is a subsidiary of COPEC, a leading South America-based retail company.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,700 Clubs serve 4.6 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54% said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter