Gas up for education during 24-hour Kum & Go Gallons for Growth fundraiser to benefit the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Kum & Go and The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools will team up once again on Thursday, April 25, from midnight to midnight, for the 10th annual Gallons for Growth fundraiser.  During the 24-hour fundraiser, Kum & Go will donate three cents for every gallon of gas sold in Springfield, plus $5 for every new &Rewards member activated in Springfield, to the Foundation’s annual Back to School grant program.

Simply fill up your tank on April 25 at any Kum & Go in Springfield to help support Back to School grants!

Want to help more? You can register to become a new &Rewards member, activate your &Rewards card that same day by making a purchase and the Foundation for SPS will receive $5 from Kum & Go! It’s easy to do and you’ll be supporting more than 25,000 Springfield Public Schools students and the Back to School grant program.

Since its first year in 2010, the Kum & Go fundraiser has contributed $50,423 to the Foundation and helped support a significant number of Back to School grant classroom projects.

“The support that Kum & Go has provided for us has gone on to provide support for students and teachers across our district.  Gallons for Growth allows our entire community to help support more than 25,000 students and bring exciting, innovative learning projects in our SPS classrooms. It has been a tremendous gift for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and a great partnership,” said Executive Director, Natalie Murdock.

The Back to School program, which benefits from this event, awarded more than $246,000 last September to schools across Springfield.  The funds raised on April 25, will benefit the 2019-2020 Back to School grant program which will be accepting applications from teachers beginning in May this year. Funding for Back to School grants will be awarded in September of 2019.

“We’re happy to team up with the Foundation again this year in Springfield, along with the support of our customers, to underscore our commitment to this community and its schools,” said Kyle J. Krause, Kum & Go President & CEO.

The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools provides support to the public school system through grants and scholarships.  The Foundation currently manages 138 funds which benefit schools and programs in a variety of ways.

To learn more about Kum & Go Gallons for Growth  call the Foundation at 417-523-0144.