Sheetz For the Kidz Holiday Event
Dan McMahon and Charlie Campbell (district managers for Sheetz at the time) began Sheetz Family Christmas in 1992 as a way to give needy children the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with new toys, clothes and other basic needs such as furniture and bedding. Leading a group of store employees from Blair County, Pennsylvania, Dan and Charlie raised $12,000 that first year, which was enough money to take 126 kids on a Christmas shopping spree. The tradition of the Sheetz For the Kidz Holiday Event was born!
Since then, the holiday event has grown. Thanks to various fundraising efforts of Sheetz employees, we are able to make the holiday season brighter for these children. Sheetz employees from every Sheetz operating volunteer to participate in the annual shopping days. Then we hold special parties in each of our districts, where Santa presents the children with gifts purchased specifically for them. Along with the presents, children enjoy food, crafts, games and pictures with Santa. Since inception of the program over $13.5 million dollars has been raised For the Kidz!