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 in the communities we serve. Our charitable support targets two key areas: youth-at-risk and education. Circle K also facilitates an employee volunteer group, which lends time to company-sponsored community activities. We proudly participate in many charities and community activities including:
Circle K Cares: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Circle K Arizona Region VP Paul Rodriguez, Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski and Suzy Peel, Circle K Arizona Region Real Estate Development Manager, gather in support of the Si Se Puede Gala scheduled for March 24th at the AZ Biltmore Resort.
The Cesar Chavez Foundation is dedicated to providing the skills, tools and knowledge that empower local communities to address their needs and concerns.
The same communities where we work, and live and are in service of. 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.
CIRCLE K "holiday elves" stand tall and deliver on behalf of Phoenix Fire Department's annual holiday Toys for Tots Drive in association with the Salvation Army.
Firefighter's sound the alarm. Circle K employees answer the bell. What else do you need?
Amid reports that holiday toy contributions to area fire departments were down as much as 50 percent, Circle K employees took it upon themselves to contribute more than just holiday cheer. As a result, more than 300 area children got to open presents and fully experience the joy of the season.
Suzy Peel, Real Estate Manager states , "It is always such an honor to be involved in all that we do for United Cerebral Palsy, and to be able to extend that same commitment and passion to the Firefighters Charities toy drive is a real testament to the community spirit of our employees. "After all," Peel adds, "These families are our customers and in many instances our friends and neighbors. It's important to all of us at Circle K to be contributing members of our communities and help those less fortunate. The firefighters reach so many that are truly in need and it was an honor to support a great charity in all the good work they do."
"Circle K's commitment to our community made a huge impact on The firefighters Toy Drive. Demand is higher and contributions slowed down. It couldn't have come at a better time." - Rich Bauer, Director of Community Programs, United Phoenix Firefighters Association.
Thank you for making the Circle K Aces High Golf Tournament a success! The event raised a gross revenue of $492,000 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
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In conjunction with our business partners and customers, Circle K’s ongoing support for UCP has contributed the following:
Visit UCP of Central Arizona to learn more.
Now in its sixth year, our two-day, all-day signature event helps brings a national spotlight to the local music scene each spring. Showcasing a wide range of Phoenix bands of different genres, from folk and metal to pop and experimental. With a large percentage of the proceeds going to support Circle K charity initiatives. For details including the musical line-up for this year’s event, visit www.tempemusicfestival.com
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. Your suggestions are welcome.
Saving our world one bag at a time. At Circle K we sell reusable bags made from recycled two-liter plastic bottles for 99¢ each. In appreciation for using this earth-friendly bag, customers will enjoy special money-saving offers throughout the year. Buy an Earth Savvy Saver Bag and we’ll throw in a free Dole banana!
As part of our focus on sustainability, Circle K donates a percentage of proceeds from sales of our 100% natural hardwood briquets 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.
Circle K is going green! Find out more here.
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 by being 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. These devices simplify the process of confirming the validity of an ID by reading the magnetic strip or bar code on the back of drivers licenses. The devices also reduce the chance of human error in calculating the purchaser's age by displaying it automatically for our clerks. New store employees receive training before they begin working at Circle K, including how to recognize fake IDs and how to refuse a sale. Circle K's policy is to ask for proper identification from anyone who looks 30 or younger.
Our employees also receive training on the sale of age-restricted products from the national We Card Coalition for Responsible Retailing, and every store receives materials and signage to assist in deterring underage buyers.
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 at right.