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Happy Wawa Day!

Wawa is celebrating their 58th anniversary by giving back to the community.

In honor of Wawa’s anniversary in the convenience retail industry, they launched the “Gift Cards for Care” initiative with a total donation of $1 million in the form of gift cards to eight organizations including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).

As a member hospital, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA, received $2,500 in Wawa gift cards allowing us to provide underserved families with gas and/or assistance with food and provide support for families who may be traveling to and from home (often a great distance) to visit their child while hospitalized. CHKD programs benefitting from this generous donation are the Child Advocacy Center, Hematology and Oncology Clinic, General Academic Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Social Work.

“We’re thrilled to receive the generous gift card donation from our longstanding partners at Wawa to provide hunger, fuel and resource relief to our constituents,” said Kate Ryan, CHKD philanthropy officer. “During these times of uncertainty, it’s comforting to know our organization and the people we serve can count on Wawa to brighten our days and provide basic necessities at a time that it’s needed most.”

In addition to Wawa’s “Gift Cards for Care” initiative, Wawa plans to Brighten Days on April 14th by offering:
Free Hot Coffee, Chainwide on April 14th – Wawa will give away 2 million free cups of any-size, hot coffee for all customers, chainwide, all day. Customers can simply come into their local store and grab their favorite hot beverage from Wawa’s self-serve coffee bar with our heartfelt thanks for being loyal customers.
Limited-Time Beverage to Support Children’s Miracle Network – On Wawa Day, Wawa will unveil the limited-time “Day Brightener” Popping Bubbles Passionfruit Lemonade beverage. This unique creation was developed by Wawa mixologists and includes Wawa’s signature lemonade with a fizzy passionfruit twist. Wawa will make a $25,000 contribution to Children’s Miracle Network to support member hospital’s Child Life Services dedicated to making patient’s time at local hospitals a bit brighter!
“Day Brightener” Recognition for Customers – On Wawa Day, associates from all 960-plus stores will honor one customer as their store’s official “Day Brightener” with special recognition to acknowledge the positivity they spread throughout their communities with the intent of inspiring others to do the same.

Brighten your day by visiting Wawa on April 14th (and every day)!