For The Kidz

In 1992, two Sheetz district managers founded the For The Kidz holiday event (previously known as Sheetz Family Christmas) in an effort to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children. At special holiday parties in each of our operating areas, we present these kids (identified by the Salvation Army) with new toys, clothes and other basic needs.  Now, 20 years and over $7.8 million in donations later, the For the Kidz event is going strong and helping thousands of children Feel The Love each year.


In 2005, the charity expanded its giving to include The Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Last year alone, Sheetz Family Charities donated $410,000 to the foundation, making it possible to send 41 families to Give Kids the World Village™, a non-profit resort in Central Florida. On this cost-free vacation, families' wishes come true as they get to experience the magic with their own personal villa and access to theme parks like Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and others.

The Big Joe Scholarship Fund

The year was 2006 when Joseph M. Sheetz passed away from kidney cancer. Big Joe was the head of Store Development for Sheetz for 20 years, a beloved family man and dedicated, active member of his community. To honor Big Joe’s character and passion for philanthropy, Sheetz Family Charities created The Joseph M. Sheetz Scholarship Fund, Inc., also known as The Big Joe Scholarship Fund. This program is open to Sheetz employees, their children and stepchildren who meet eligibility requirements. Scholarship recipients are selected by an independent panel based on academic success, overall excellence of character, community involvement and leadership.

Fundraising for Sheetz Family Charities

14th Annual Sheetz For The Kidz Golf Classic

Founded in 1998, this annual event serves as Sheetz Family Charities largest fundraiser
and pairs amateur golfers with many well-known sports celebrities. This year’s
tournament teed off in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where notable names hit the links For The Kidz.  
Oh yeah, brother.

A big thanks goes out to all of our dedicated business partners for the ongoing success
of this event.


For the Kidz Water and Energy Drinks

Sheetz began stocking their coolers with For The Kidz charity water in 2009. These bottles
not only help you refresh, but are a great way to support Sheetz Family Charities’
involvement in the community. For every bottle sold, Sheetz donates 25¢ to Sheetz Family
Charities, Inc.


In-Store Donations

You can help support Sheetz Family Charities when you make a Sheetz Run. During
the Christmas and the Fourth of July holiday seasons, your $1 donation for purchase
of a decorative holiday cut-outs goes to Sheetz Family Charities.

2012 For The Kidz Golf Classic

Tweet For The Kidz

This year, you can help raise money during and after the 14th Annual
For The Kidz Golf Classic with just a tweet.

Sheetz will donate $1 (up to $10,000) for every tweet with the hashtag
#SheetzForTheKidz from May 20- May 31.

Want to help? Just click to RT the tweet below!

Donate Now

We are proud to continue the tradition of giving that has shaped our culture since 1952.
Thank you for your spirited contributions and support of Sheetz Family Charities.
Together, among other missions, we are helping thousands of children Feel The Love.

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