Boys & Girls Clubs of America are getting some help thanks to the Pilot Co., a supplier of fuel and operator of travel centers in North America, and its new in-store round-up campaign to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The campaign, which runs through July 27, will aid the organization’s ongoing efforts to serve kids, families, and communities in need, especially now as it adapts its services amid COVID-19.

Boys & Girls Clubs are supporting America’s youth during this COVID-19 pandemic by providing a range of services like meals to families, childcare for families of essential workers, and virtual academic programming to help kids and teens stay on track in school, according to a news release.

While more than 1,000 Clubs are currently open to offer childcare for essential workers, COVID-19 has forced nearly half of the Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to close their doors traditionally. To ensure the organization is still able to help kids and families in communities with the greatest need, more than 3,000 Clubs nationwide are offering a range of services such as virtual academic programming, activity kits for pickup, and providing meals to children who are out of school.

“For nearly 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have provided youth with the services, stability, and support they need to succeed,” said James A. Haslam II, founder of Pilot Co., in the news release. “As a long-time valued partner of Pilot Company, we appreciate the commitment of Boys & Girls Clubs to serving children in our communities. Thanks to the generosity of our guests, Boys & Girls Clubs will be able to help youth across the country stay connected and keep learning in these uncertain times.”

Throughout the two-week campaign, guests are invited to visit any of the 700 company-operated stores to participate, including Pilot and Flying J travel centers and restaurants, EZ Trip, Mr. Fuel, Stamart, and Pride locations. Guests will be prompted at checkout to round-up their purchase* or make a donation of another amount. When guests donate, 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its continued efforts with youth development and community services.

“We are so thankful to the Pilot Company for supporting children, families, and communities as they navigate this difficult time in 2020,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the news release. “Because of Pilot’s commitment, we can continue to help ensure all youth have equitable access to opportunities to learn and grow in a safe, online environment while they prepare to return to school.”

This is Pilot Co.’s second round-up campaign during June to make a positive impact while responding to the nationwide coin shortage. While Pilot Company continues to provide change as appropriate, the round-up option provides a simple way for guests to instead donate their change.

To learn more about Pilot Co. and its longstanding commitment to giving back, visit here.  For nearby travel center locations to donate, download the Pilot Flying J app.** More information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is available here.

*Certain purchases (including, without limitation, fuel and fuel additives and purchases made on fleet cards or direct bill programs) are not eligible for round-up contributions.

**Standard data rates may

Source: Pilot Co.