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Chevron Urges Hawaii to Fuel Your School

October 3, 2013, 3:22 PM HST
* Updated October 3, 6:01 PM
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Chevron USA has included Hawaii this year in its “Fuel Your School” program, which provides materials and supplies to teachers.

During October, any time someone gets 8 gallons or more of gasoline from a participating Chevron or Texaco station, the company will donate a dollar to the Hawaii Fuel for Schools fund.

Fuel Your School is a collaboration between Chevron and DonorsChoose.org, an online organization dedicated to helping students in need.

“Last year, the average public school teacher spent approximately $485 of their own money on school supplies, instructional materials and other classroom materials needed for student learning,” said a statement from Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “By using our website, combined with Chevron’s community relationships and retail network, we can expand the Fuel Your School program to support more schools, empower more teachers and improve more students’ education.”

All year, public school teachers across the US post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org, ranging from pencils to microscope slides, even live tarantulas for use with biology lessons.

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Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has helped fund 8,915 classroom projects at 1,924 schools, a Chevron release said.

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Public school teachers and other educators in Hawaii may begin posting eligible project requests at DonorsChoose.org now for possible funding as part of the Fuel Your School program.

Consumers can track the classroom projects in need of funding and see how much money is being earned for public schools by visiting FuelYourSchool.com.

Donations earned through Fuel Your School will be used to help fund eligible classroom projects through Nov. 30, 2013, or until funds generated by the program have been exhausted by eligible projects.

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Anyone, including consumers and Chevron employees, may also independently fund classroom projects on the DonorsChoose.org website by making separate, individual donations.

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