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COLD SPRING, Ky., May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Circle K, the convenience store chain offering a wide variety of products for people on the go, is launching a national fund-raising campaign at their franchise stores starting today to support DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit that works to ensure that veterans can access the full range of benefits available to them.
From May 1 through July 7, Circle K customers can make a donation to DAV in amounts of $1, $3 or $5 at the point of sale registers at any of their 668 franchise stores located in 29 states.
“Circle K has been supporting veteran’s causes for many years and we are grateful for their support this year in launching a national fund-raising campaign for DAV,” said Marc Burgess, DAV’s CEO. “They recognize the sacrifices veterans have made on behalf of our nation and we’re thrilled for their support to help those who were changed in service to achieve the best possible quality of life after they’ve sacrificed for our nation.”
Founded in 1920, DAV helps more than one million veterans of all eras in life changing ways every year.
“At Circle K, we are passionate about giving back to the people and neighborhoods where we work and live, and helping veterans is a cause close to the hearts of many of our customers,” said Lisa Geyer, Senior Director of Circle K Franchise North America. “We know DAV’s work with veterans is invaluable and we are very proud to support their national fund-raising campaign as it makes veterans’ lives a little easier every day.”
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.
About Circle K:
Circle K is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard (“Couche-Tard.”) Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores. As of February 3,2019, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 9,9333 convenience stores throughout North America, including 8,660 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North American network consists of 19 business units, including 15 in the United States covering 48 states and 4 in Canada covering all 10 provinces. Approximately 105,000 people are employed throughout its network in North America.
In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia through ten business units. As of February 3, 2019, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 2,709 stores with approximately 25,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe. In addition, under licensing agreements, more than 2,000 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 14 other countries and territories, which brings the worldwide total network to approximately 16,000 stores.
In 1999, the Circle K Franchise program was introduced to support operators looking to build their businesses with a leading convenience store brand. Since its inception, the U.S. franchise program has expanded to over 680 stores, spanning 3 separate brands: Circle K, On the Run, and Kangaroo Express.
For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. or to consult its quarterly Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, please visit: http://corpo.couche‑tard.com .
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