Chevron kicked-off its annual Fuel Your School campaign today with a delivery of school supplies worth approximately $10,000 to students at Pecan Park Elementary School in Ocean Springs.
Public schools in Jackson County face funding challenges similar to those nationwide, resulting in many teachers spending their own money to purchase materials for their students and classrooms. To help alleviate some of this need, Chevron has again launched the Fuel Your School campaign – a fund raising effort to help provide critical education resources to Jackson County schools.
Beginning October 1st through 31st, Chevron will donate $1 dollar (up to $50,000) every time motorists purchase 8 gallons of fuel or more at participating Chevron or Texaco stations in Jackson County. Community members can track how much money is being raised in their city, as well as see funded projects and feedback from educators who have been helped by visiting www.FuelYourSchool.com.
Through the Fuel Your School campaign, educators at public schools in Jackson County, Miss., will have the opportunity to apply for new materials to enhance learning in their classrooms. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related classroom projects will be considered for funding.