The Wawa Foundation Hero Award
The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area by assisting others and building stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety, and educating and inspiring our youth.
Join us in congratulating this year’s recipient!
After receiving more than 20,000 votes, we selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia as the winner of The Wawa Foundation Hero Award! We proudly presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia with their award and a $50,000 grant during the Wawa Welcome America! festivities in Philadelphia on Independence Day. The three runners-up were also recognized that day, each receiving a $10,000 grant.
The Wawa Foundation commends all four organizations for their commitment to serving our communities. Thank you for sharing your inspiring stories with us!
Read the finalists’ stories below, and learn more about the work they’re doing to improve their communities and empower the citizens who live in them.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
Heroes work every day to make the world around them a more positive place. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia…
They say it takes a village. Well, at Inn Dwelling, our village is one made of heroes…
Philadelphia Fire Department Explorer Youth Program
The Philadelphia Fire Department Explorers inspire communities and their peers to become engaged in pursuit of public safety…