AmeriGas Backpack Drives
Our locations in Southern California hosted a Backpack & School Supply Drive this summer. Each of our locations within the area donated to their local school districts. We set a goal to collect 500 backpacks during the month-long drive. We are happy to report that our staff, customers, and community members generously donated over 700 backpacks! Check out some highlights below:
Our Merced location was privileged to collect and donate 219 backpacks, as well as two large boxes of school supplies to their local school district. Our Oakhurst office planned an event for donations. Unfortunately, a few days before the event, the community was hit by the Detweiler Fire. Recognizing the need to support the victims of the fire, they decided to not only hold an event to collect donations for local students, but collected non-perishable goods for the victims. During this one day event, members of the local community dropped off 74 backpacks and three truckloads of food and water for fire victims!
In addition, AmeriGas is proud to offer our School Days program, which helps raise funds for the local schools in the communities we service. Schools participating in the program earn $.02 per gallon, up to $2,000 in a calendar year, by simply collecting AmeriGas receipts. Schools enrolled in the School Days program are eligible to purchase items for any school-related need. Schools have purchased books, computers, sporting and band equipment, art materials, vocational technical supplies and more. Schools who would like to participate in the program should contact their local office to get set up. After that, simply collect AmeriGas receipts and watch the gallons add up!