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Giving Pump Campaign to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

July 25, 2022, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated July 24, 12:45 PM
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One of the state’s largest gasoline marketers and convenience store operators wants to help a nonprofit organization that assists seriously ill keiki and their families.

Aloha Petroleum, which markets the Shell brand in Hawai‘i, invites drivers to participate in its upcoming Giving Pump campaign in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai‘i. From Aug. 1-Oct. 31, designated gas pumps at select Shell stations throughout the state, including on the Big Island, will donate 1 cent per gallon to the nonprofit.

“Aloha is committed to our employees and customers and believes in giving back to the communities that we serve,” Casie Bui, Aloha Petroleum senior manager of sales operations and marketing, said in a press release. “We are proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai‘i and its mission to assist Hawai‘i’s families.”

Participating Big Island locations include:

  • Aloha Island Mart Bayfront Shell, 394 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.
  • Aloha Island Mart Honalo Shell, 79-7257 Māmalahoa Highway, Kealakekua.
  • Aloha Island Mart Waimea Shell, 64-5196 Kinohou St., Waimea.
  • Aloha Island Mart Kona Mauka Shell, 75-5675 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona.
  • Aloha Island Mart Waiākea Shell, 2200 Kino‘ole St., Hilo.
  • Duke’s Kīlauea Shell, 1104 Kīlauea Ave., Hilo.
  • Kea‘au Shell Foodmart, 16-573 Old Volcano Road, Kea‘au.

For 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai‘i has provided programs and partnerships aimed at improving the lives of children in the islands and the Pacific region. Aloha Petroleum has been a long-time supporter of the organization, volunteering to cook breakfast and lunches for patients and their families and donating house supplies on multiple occasions.

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“It’s great knowing that we have friends like Aloha Petroleum within our community supporting our efforts,” Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai‘i President Jerri Chong said in the press release. “These funds will help hundreds of kids seeking life-saving treatments stay close to their families while getting the care they need.”

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