Stripes Kicks Off 6th March of Dimes Campaign

Retailer hopes to break $3 million mark

Susser Stripes

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Beginning Sept. 30, Stripes Convenience Stores will kick off its sixth annual March of Dimes cut-out campaign, encouraging its customers to make a small donation that will have a big impact. By donating at least $1 for a March of Dimes paper cut-out to hang in store, people can help fund programs that allow moms to have healthy, full-term pregnancies and stronger, healthier babies.

"March of Dimes is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and Stripes Stores is proud to be part of this longstanding tradition promoting healthy births," said Steve DeSutter, Stripes Convenience Stores president and CEO. "At Stripes, we're concerned about the health of moms and babies in our communities. That's why we're proud to partner with March of Dimes to help fund critical programs that provide support for families with babies hospitalized in newborn intensive care units and that provide prenatal healthcare and education for pregnant women."

In five years, Stripes Stores has raised more than $2.6 million dollars. This year, it is looking forward to passing the $3 million dollar mark and hope to raise $500,000.

Susser Holdings is a third-generation, family-led business based in Corpus Christi, Texas, that operates more than 555 c-stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes banner. Restaurant service is available in more than 350 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Co. brand. Susser Holdings also is majority owner and owns the general partner of Houston-based Susser Petroleum Partners, a publicly traded partnership formed by Susser Holdings to engage in the primarily fee-based wholesale distribution of motor fuels to Susser Holdings and third parties. Susser Petroleum Partners distributes more than1.4 billion gallons of motor fuel annually from major oil companies and independent refiners to Susser Holdings' Stripes c-stores, independently operated consignment locations, c-stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana.