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The Wawa Foundation Virginia Hero Awards
To celebrate 20 years of Wawa in Virginia, The Wawa Foundation is honoring the state with its first-ever Hero Awards! This December, we will award three non-profit organizations – one in each of the Virginia markets Wawa serves – with a $20,000 grant for assisting others and helping to advance their communities.
To be eligible, share a video and/or short story that describes your non-profit’s work with, and impact on, the communities you serve. The deadline for submissions is October 24, 2018.Share your story now!
From the very start, when Grahame Wood opened the first Wawa store in 1964, he had a vision for a new kind of place that not only served customers, but gave back to its community. The company began finding ways Wawa could help the community that were extensions of what Wawa did naturally—helping care for neighbors, providing nutritious food and always being reliable and accessible.
In 2014, on Wawa’s 50th anniversary, that same legacy of giving was formalized and amplified with the establishment of The Wawa Foundation. Today, with the support of hundreds of partners and millions of customers and associates, Grahame’s initial commitment to building stronger communities continues across the same three areas that reflect Wawa’s history and purpose—championing life-saving research and care for people in need, leading hunger-relief efforts and supporting the heroes making a difference every day.