SAINT JOHN, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On Friday, October 9, Irving Oil will host its first-ever Fuel the Care Day - donating $1 from every fill-up to its Fuel the Care program. With the help of customers, Irving Oil hopes to raise over $300,000 for families in communities across Quebec, Atlantic Canada and New England.
Fuel the Care provides fuel gift cards, through a network of partner hospitals, to caregivers who must frequently travel to provide children with medical care. Since 2002, Fuel the Care has helped over 50,000 families, allowing kids to be kids and parents to focus on what's important – their child's health.
"Fuel the Care Day means more families will be helped with their hospital travel costs than ever before", says Sarah Irving, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer for Irving Oil. "We couldn't do this without the support of our customers - we'd like to thank them for supporting Irving Oil and we hope to see them at the pumps tomorrow!"
On Friday, October 9, hundreds of Irving Oil team members will be volunteering their time to pump gas, wash windshields and raise awareness of Fuel the Care Day at Irving Oil retail locations across Atlantic Canada, New England and Quebec. Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to help local families simply by filling-up at any Irving Oil location.
Fuel the Care Partner Hospitals
In Atlantic Canada:
- Nova Scotia: The IWK Health Centre
- Newfoundland & Labrador: Janeway Child Health and Rehabilitation Centre
- New Brunswick: Saint John Regional Hospital
- Le Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)
In New England:
- Maine: EMHS
- New Hampshire: The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
- Massachusetts: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
About Irving Oil
Irving Oil is a privately owned regional energy and marketing company that provides Eastern Canada and New England with high-quality products and customer service. Founded in 1924 and based in Saint John, NB, Irving Oil maintains a strong tradition of committed community service and partnerships through programs in healthcare, the environment, education and youth sports. For more information about Irving Oil and its community programs, please visit us at www.irvingoil.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/irvingoil.
SOURCE Irving Oil
For further information: To arrange an interview with an Irving Oil team member, a Fuel the Care hospital, or a local family who has benefitted from Fuel the Care, please contact: Sam Robinson, Public Affairs, Irving Oil, 506.650.4947, Samantha.Robinson@irvingoil.com