On Your Corner. In Your Corner
Expressing our commitment to community in purposeful, practical and powerful ways. At Circle K, having the opportunity to help build stronger local communities, to minimize our environmental footprint, to create a great workplace, to promote diversity and to be responsive to customer and employee needs isn't just a responsibility. It's a privilege.
Circle K strives to be a good corporate citizen by improving the quality of life here in Arizona. At the level of Community, store employee efforts on behalf of United Cerebral Palsy directly and powerfully impact the lives of some 3,000 local families on a daily basis. At the grassroots level, Circle K Cares is a management volunteer effort dedicating manpower and resources to the neighborhoods we serve. The Circle K Cares team proudly participates in many charities and community activities including:
Children First Academy
St. Mary’s Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Phoenix Parks & Recreation
The Caesar Chavez Foundation
The Tucson Fire Foundation
United Cerebral Palsy
Trees for the Future
Honor Walk Foundation
The Cesar Chavez Foundation is dedicated to providing the skills, tools and knowledge that empower local communities to address their needs and concerns.
The Greater Tucson fire foundation is dedicated to assisting the greater Tucson fire community with funding, tools, technology, advanced training, equipment, survivor’s help, public education campaigns and human services to support these brave men and women as they serve and protect the citizens of the greater Tucson area. At Circle K, we're proud to put our money where their purpose is. Because at Circle K, "What else do you need?" is more than a slogan. It's a calling. For more details, visit:
The UCP Desert Classic raised a gross revenue over $362,000 for UCP of Central Arizona! Circle K has been a national sponsor of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) since 1984, giving hope and encouragement to thousands of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. In 1997, Circle K was named UCP’s largest corporate sponsor and to-date we have raised more than $38 million through coin collection canisters in every retail site and at special events. Locally, the support and dedication of some 3,000 Circle K employees, Customers and Vendor Partners helped raise a record $5.3 million for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona, UCP of Southern Arizona and Opportunity Village of Las Vegas.
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What Circle K Support Means:
In conjunction with our business partners and customers, Circle K’s ongoing commitment to UCP has contributed the following:
More than 5,000 hours of life skills training and socialization to children and teens with disabilities each year.
More than 1,300 hours of therapy provided to individuals with disabilities.
Early learning educational programs provided to more than 200 children annually.
Early intervention services on behalf of 250 infants and toddlers in the past year.
More than 25,000 hours of services to adults with disabilities on an annual basis.
Vocational support services and job placement for adults with disabilities.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving(MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.
In support of this worthy mission, Circle K is a proud sponsor of Walk Like Madd awareness events statewide. In addition, Circle K provides free coffee to the State's DUI Task Force at sobriety checkpoints across Arizona. Efforts that have contributed to an estimated 47% decrease in drunk driving here locally. To that we offer "Cheers!"
Circle K shows up with (jingle) bells on in support of a worthy clause. What else do you need?
The Guinness Book of World Records attests to it being the largest gathering of Santa’s in the world. Last December, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run attracted some 12,000 participants and raised a sack full of money---$400,000---for the non-profit organization Opportunity Village on behalf of individuals with disabilities.
"These families are our customers and in many instances our friends and neighbors,” states Terry Brown, Advertising Manager for Circle K, title sponsor of the event. She adds, “To live our charitable purpose through such the awesome display of holiday spirit is an honor and privilege.”
Circle K Cares committee supplied 20 volunteers to sort and pack t-shirts, dog tags and provide registration on the day of the event.
Our goal at Circle K is to act as responsible environmental stewards within the community. That means we must integrate environmental responsibility and thoughtfulness into our business practices, operations and culture. Thank you for collaborating with us in these earth-friendly efforts. Customer suggestions contributed to our recent conversion to 100% biodegradable napkins and plastic bags. Talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our focus on sustainability, Circle K donates a percentage of proceeds from sales of our 100% natural hardwood briquettes to the worldwide tree-planting initiative, Trees for the Future, helping communities plant trees and integrate them into land-use systems that improve our collective quality of life.
Being a responsible retailer of age-restricted products is a deeply engrained philosophy at Circle K. In fact, Circle K has led the industry in responsible retailing as the first convenience store retailer to put all tobacco products behind the counter, out of the reach of underage buyers. Circle K was also the first retailer to adopt the use of electronic age verifiers in all stores, reducing the chance of human error in calculating the purchaser's age Employees receive extensive training on the sale of age-restricted products, including from the national We Card Coalition for Responsible Retailing, and every store receives materials and signage to assist in deterring underage buyers. Circle K's policy is to ask for proper identification from anyone who looks 30 or younger.
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Working with law enforcement to create a safer shopping environment for our customers and a safer work environment for our employees, Circle K has launched a "Crime Busters" social media program that enlists the community to help solve crime and ID suspects by posting surveillance pictures to Facebook from crimes committed in our stores. Tipsters are always anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender. Please note: All suspects are innocent until proven guilty. For details, visit www.facebook.com/CircleKAZCrimeBusters
Circle K supports 501(c)3 organizations that assist youth-at-risk and education. Donation requests must be made in writing to:
Circle K Stores, Inc., c/o Communications Department, Attention: DonationsArizona RegionPO Box 52085Phoenix, AZ 85072Region covers: AZ, NV
Charitable organizations that require a digital copy of Circle K’s community advertisement for placement in their event programs or brochures (tied to a sponsorship) can download the file (pdf) by clicking the image above.