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Fuel up on April 19 to spark technology, build resources and inspire teachers

If you get gas at Orillia's Circle K on April 19, Orchard Park Elementary School will benefit
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Orillians are invited to a special Fuel Up Night at participating Circle K convenience stores on Thursday, April 19 to kick off Circle K’s annual Fueling Our Schools fundraising campaign.

The campaign invites customers to purchase fuel at a specially marked fuel pump, with Circle K donating .25 cents of every litre of fuel purchased to a participating local school (up to $2,000 per school). Schools will use their donations to address different areas of need, such as technology, resources, teacher incentives and more.

On special Fuel Up Nights, customers have an opportunity to make an even greater impact. On these dates, 2.5 cents of each litre of fuel sold at select Circle K stores will be donated to participating schools. Community events will also be held at select stores (contact your local Circle K store for event details).

To date, the Fueling Our Schools campaign has raised nearly $900,000 for local schools.

More than 350 Circle K stores across North America participated in the fundraising campaign in 2017.

In Orillia, those that fuel up at the Circle K at 8023 Highway12 in Orillia will help raise money for Orchard Park Elementary School.

Here are other locations in the region participating:

Circle K: 221 Ferndale Dr. South, Barrie, Ontario

Beneficiary school: Ferndale Woods Elementary School

Circle K: 180 Ester Drive, Barrie, Ontario

Beneficiary school: Mapleview Heights Public School

Circle K: 28 Simcoe Street, Elmvale, Ontario

Beneficiary school: Huronia Centennial Elementary School

Circle K: 300 Glad Park Ave, Stouffville, Ontario

Beneficiary school: Glad Park Public School

With nearly 10,000 stores across North America, Circle K is dedicated to serving its local communities. The Fueling Our Schools program will support a wide variety of student enrichment initiatives. Through this program, Circle K is strengthening its relationship with customers by fostering local school districts.

“Circle K is passionate about giving back to the neighborhoods where we work and live,” said Jeff Burrell, Vice President of Global Fuels. “Through this unique fundraising program, we are helping to address critical needs and enabling educators to make a difference in the classroom and beyond.”