The Wawa Foundation Virginia Hero Awards

Celebrating 20 Years in Virginia

Submission Period: October 4 – October 24, 2018

To celebrate 20 years of Wawa in Virginia, The Wawa Foundation Hero Awards will honor three Virginia non-profit organizations committed to assisting others and building stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety, and mentoring and inspiring our youth.

The Wawa Foundation would like to hear from your organization or an organization that has had a direct impact on you or someone you know. Let us know what being a hero means to your organization and how it’s working to inspire and improve the communities it serves.

Share your organization’s story—including its mission, purpose, and services—by completing the form below. You may also share a video (up to four minutes long) in addition to your story. We’ll select 12 of the most compelling stories—four from each of the three Virginia markets Wawa serves—for voting by the public. Voting will occur from November 20 – December 4, and the organization with the most votes per market will be presented to The Wawa Foundation Hero Awards Panel for final approval and determination. 

The three winning organizations will each receive a $20,000 grant from The Wawa Foundation, and nine finalists will each receive a $5,000 grant. The Wawa Foundation Hero Awards will be announced and presented at an award ceremony in each market at Wawa stores.

We look forward to hearing your inspiring stories. Share yours below!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, read the stories of the 2018 Philadelphia Hero Award winners and finalists.

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