Stripes Tops March of Dimes Giving in Texas

Convenience store chain is charity's leading corporate partner in Lone Star State

Published in CSP Daily News

AUSTIN, Texas -- Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes Foundation, has recognized Stripes Convenience Stores as the No. 1 Texas Corporate Partner. March of Dimes officials also announced Stripes Stores is ranked No. 11 nationwide as a Corporate Partner.

Since 2008, Stripes has raised more than $3.2 million for the March of Dimes, one dollar at a time, through its annual cutout fundraising campaign held at all Stripes locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Stripes has a longstanding tradition of investing in health and education programs that focus on children and youth.

"We want to congratulate the Stripes stores team on this amazing accomplishment and working to become the Top Corporate Partner in Texas," said Darcie Wells, March of Dimes Texas Chapter State Director. "Their contributions make a strong statement about their partnership with March of Dimes and make a clear demonstration of their proactive approach to addressing one of the most urgent health problems in the US, prematurity. We are grateful to Stripes and Stripes' customers, for making a difference, one dollar at a time"

One of the most urgent infant health problems in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects nearly half a million babies each year. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings Corp. is a third-generation, family-led business with more than 1,150 company-operated or contracted locations. Susser Holdings is the parent company of Stripes Convenience Stores and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners LP. Susser operates more than 575 convenience stores across Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes banner. It offers restaurant services in more than 370 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Co. brand. The wholesale division distributes more than 1.5 billion gallons of motor fuel annually to Stripes stores, independently operated consignment locations, convenience stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.