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QuikTrip Is More Than a Convenience Store for Youth

Chain’s stores are Safe Place locations where young people in crisis can access immediate help and safety
Safe Place sign
Photograph courtesy of QuikTrip

QuikTrip Corp. is more than just a convenience store and gasoline retailer for young people. Through its partnership with National Safe Place Network and Safe Place partner agencies, QuikTrip stores are Safe Place locations where youth in crisis can access immediate help and safety. 

Recognizable by the yellow and black Safe Place sign displayed on store facades or on signs in parking lots, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based retailer has been helping youth in need for over 30 years across a network of more than 1,000 QuikTrip stores nationwide.

Last week, the retailer celebrated National Safe Place Week highlighting its employees’ efforts assisting runaways and at-risk youth.

“At QuikTrip, the safety and security of our employees and customers is always our top priority,” said QuikTrip Corporate Communications Manager Aisha Jefferson. “Through our partnership with National Safe Place Network, we provided crucial assistance to, on average, more than one youth per day over the past year. We salute our employees for embracing this important part of our mission and we also thank each of our 22 local partner agencies who provide vital services in our communities.” 

  • QuikTrip is No. 10 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

Over the last year, QuikTrip facilitated 395 Safe Place calls, ensuring youth in need could access services and care in times of crisis. QuikTrip said it supports 22 Safe Place partner agencies across America through annual charitable giving and grants as part of its efforts to invest 5% of net profits into the communities it serves.

 “We are so grateful for QuikTrip’s leadership as a Safe Place supporter,” said Laurie Jackson, president and CEO for National Safe Place Network. “Unfortunately, all across the country, there are young people in crisis looking for help. QuikTrip is often their first stop because they know it’s safe, clean and the employees are always willing to help. This partnership is saving and changing lives.”

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