PUMP FOR CHARITY
2¢ OF EVERY GALLON GOES TO 5 CHARITIES!
Country Fair annually gives to a variety of local charities. The Country Fair Cares (CFC) program was created in 2019 to assist 501 c-3 non-profit organizations with a pooled funding formula. Last year CFC raised $142,277 on behalf of five local non-profits. The Mercy Center for Women, Erie Philharmonic, NAMI, St. Martin Center, and Erie Animal Network each received $28,455.40. The program has increased each year.
Country Fair’s leadership selected five non-profit organizations to become CFC partners in 2021. These partners include Erie Humane Society, Autism Society of NWPA, Mental Health Association of NWPA, Presque Isle Partnership, and Asbury Woods. Country Fair is committing a pooled fund with a minimum of $50,000, with each CFC partner receiving a minimum of $10,000. These funds will be tracked through the Country Fair “Charity Pumps.”
All Erie county Country Fair locations will have at least one pump designated as the “CFC Charity Pump.” Customers will recognize these pumps as they will be decorated much differently than the other pumps. From May 1 -October 31, 2021, two cents per gallon from the charity pumps will be allocated to the CFC program. “This is an exciting program that Country Fair has grown over the past two years. The community has been so good to us over the past 56 years that we wanted to give back even more to them,” said Paul Rankin, Vice President of Country Fair.
Non-Profits may submit a CFC application and apply at www.countryfairstores.com/community. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021, for the 2022 campaign. All non-profits will receive written correspondence by January 31, 2022. Successful CFC partners are not eligible to re-apply for three years following their donation; please no phone calls.
About Country Fair
Country Fair, Inc. is a chain of 72 convenience stores that are integral parts of the communities that they service throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, Western New York, and Eastern Ohio. Country Fair employs over 1,300 associates and was ranked 16th largest employer in Erie, PA in 2019. It was named one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers in 2019 by Forbes.
2021 local charities
The mission of Asbury Woods is to inspire a greater connection to the natural world by protecting, managing, and interpreting our property; providing outdoor recreational opportunities; and offering environmental education experiences.Visit their website
Autism Society of NWPA
The goal of our Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is to share: our contacts, our experiences, and our friendships. We are part of a team that will assist you and your family, as you navigate the world of autism. No one should ever have the feeling that they are alone.Visit their website
Erie Humane Society
We help orphaned, injured, and abused pets by focusing our efforts on rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming; keeping them safe, providing shelter, care, and nutrition, and helping them lead happy, healthy lives.Visit their website
Mental Health Association of NWPA
The MHA provides a consumer driven environment which supports and promotes recovery for all people with mental health needs including veterans, persons with criminal justice histories and regional state hospital residents.Visit their website
Presque Isle Partnership
The mission of the Presque Isle Partnership is to enhance your experience at Presque Isle State Park by developing, funding, and implementing projects and programs on the Park while protecting the natural environment.Visit their website