On Tuesday, September 15th, the Martensville Co-op Gas Bar celebrated their annual ‘Fuel Good Day’. Each year, proceeds benefit communities, local schools, libraries, food banks and more. This year the Co-op Gas Bar chose Martensville Kidsport to be their charity of choice.
Participating Co-op Gas Bars in Western Canada donate a minimum of five cents per litre of fuel, (all grades of gasoline and diesel) to non-profit organizations or local registered charities.
Martensville Co-op Gas Bar gave ten cents per litre of fuel sold back to Martensville Kidsport. Also with every purchase of coffee or slush that was purchased throughout the day, $1 from each purchase went towards Martensville Kidsport as well.
“We were so excited to hear that Kidsport was the recipient of the Fuel Up Good Day at the Co-op this year. Due to COVID-19, our largest fundraiser, the Kidsport Playhouse raffle, was not able to happen. A lot of families are struggling with finances which means more applications are coming in than previous years. This event put on by the Co-op will allow us to help families we did not think we would be able to help. We are so fortunate to have the Co-op in our community and we really appreciate their support,” stated Angie Reddekopp, Martensville Kidsport Representative.
Since starting this event in 2017, close to $1.9 million dollars have been raised, supporting communities and local organizations through Fuel Good Day. Last year alone Co-op members and customers raised more than $685,000 across Western Canada to help support over 180 local organizations in a single day with more than 400 Co-op Gas Bars participating.
This year all money raised stays in Martensville in support of Kidsport and will help the kid’s right here in our community.