Guest Blog by Fuel Your School
This fall, Fuel Your School makes it easy for local communities to help generate funding for public schools in 19 markets.
From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2013, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to a total of nearly $7.1 million, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase 8 or more gallons of fuel at participating local Chevron and Texaco stations in 14 U.S. markets. Chevron also supports similar marketer-funded programs in Ector County, Texas and Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties (North Coast), California, as well as similar international programs in Burnaby, British Columbia, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Johor and Kedah, Malaysia.
The following 14 U.S. markets will receive funding directly from Chevron through the traditional Fuel Your School program:
- Alameda and Contra Costa counties, California
- Sacramento County, California
- Kern County, California
- Orange County, California
- South Bay portion of Los Angeles County, California
- Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna boroughs, Alaska
- Multnomah and Washington counties, Oregon
- Salt Lake and Davis counties, Utah
- Harris County, Texas
- Jackson County, Mississippi
- St. Tammany, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Lafayette, Jefferson and Vermillion parishes, Louisiana
- Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties, Georgia
- Miami-Dade County, Florida
Fuel Your School is an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. All year, public school teachers across the U.S. post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org, ranging from pencils to microscope slides, and even live tarantulas for use with biology lessons. Individuals and entities can browse project requests and give any amount to a project that inspires them. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the classroom.
Teachers can submit an eligible classroom project request detailing the materials and supplies they need at DonorsChoose.org, where Chevron’s donations are used to help fund their eligible classroom projects.
Chevron’s Fuel Your School program can make a big impact for public school students and their future. Be sure to tell everyone you know – friends, relatives, even the cashier at the grocery store – about fueling up at a Chevron or Texaco station during the month of October. Also, go to Facebook and “like” Chevron Fuel Your School.