GPM Investments, LLC to Help Kids with Muscular Dystrophy
December launches Holiday Pinups Fundraiser at more than 980 Convenience Store Locations
RICHMOND, VA—more than 980 GPM Investments, LLC operated convenience store locations throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including Admiral, Apple Market, BreadBox, fas mart®, Jiffi Stop, Jiffy Stop, Li’l Cricket, Next Door Store, Roadrunner Markets, Scotchman®, shore stop®, Village Pantry®, Young’s, and their customers, will raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through a holiday pinup campaign to help kids and adults fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.
“This holiday season, our stores are proud to partner with MDA once again to help give local kids with life-threatening diseases a world of unlimited possibilities at MDA Summer Camp,” said Arie Kotler, GPM Investments, LLC CEO. “We are incredibly grateful for our customers and store employees who donate to make a real difference in the lives of individuals living with muscle-debilitating diseases in this community.”
From December 1 to December 31, GPM’s convenience stores and associates are selling holiday-themed paper pinups for $1 to help find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and dozens of related neuromuscular diseases, as well as send kids with disabilities to barrier-free summer camps.
Since first teaming up with MDA in 2011, GPM and their customers have raised more than $970,000 in support of MDA’s shared mission to support people whose abilities to move have been compromised by neuromuscular disease, including everyday abilities like walking, running, hugging, talking and even breathing.
“Support from GPM Investments, their associates and customers, through MDA’s holiday fundraising program, is changing lives,” said MDA Chief Philanthropy Officer Karen Lewis Alexander. “Donations raised through the program give kids with muscular dystrophy the opportunity to experience independence, gain self-confidence and make life-long friends. While participating in barrier-free camp activities, kids with muscle-debilitating diseases can truly live unlimited for a week. We are so grateful for GPM’s partnership and support.”
About GPM Investments, LLC
GPM Investments, LLC, together with its subsidiaries, is the largest privately-owned company in the convenience store channel of business. The company, based in Richmond, VA, operates or supplies fuel to over 1,100 stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Its stores offer specialty a large selection of grocery items, such as fresh fruit, an exclusive E-vapors® line, and many other products to suit the needs of every customer. One feature, setting many of its convenience stores apart is a wide array of proprietary food offerings ranging from fresh-made salads and sandwiches to healthy, grab-and-go meals.
Visit www.gpminvestments.com to learn more about GPM’s stores.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.