1025 Lbs. Of Pasta Donated To Boys And Girls Clubs Of Anaheim By United Oil Company – 4,000 Children Fed
LOS ANGELES, CA… Los Angeles based-United Oil Company has brought to a close its July pasta collection campaign to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Anaheim. All pasta collected from the company’s 600 employees and family members will be given to Bruno Serato, chef and owner of the upscale Anaheim White House Restaurant in Anaheim—who, since 2005, has fed approximately 300 children dinner every night at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Anaheim.
“Our company’s goal was to break the scale at 1000 pounds of pasta, which will feed about 4000 kids who, otherwise, wouldn’t have dinner on the table,” says United Oil accounting executive Gay King. “This fundraiser is all about proving the strength of our employees’ “I Got It” spirit, a belief in kindness, courtesy and respect towards everyone in our community.”
A weigh-in of the total pounds of pasta collected commenced at the company’s annual employee and family “Summer Bash” event and celebration in Long Beach on July 29. When the campaign officially ended on August 3, approximately 1025 pounds of pasta had been collected.
Other charity initiatives by United Oil include the annual “I Got It Makes Cents for Charity” campaign, a contest that offers everyone the chance to nominate any 501c 3 organization to receive proceeds from gasoline sales at all 124 United Oil stations located throughout Southern California. The company announced the successful run of its sixth campaign on August 15, and received 50 applications for the funding opportunity. The exact amount of the donation will be determined by the number of gallons of gasoline sold at all United Oil stations during a specified 48 hour (2-day) period in November, 2012.
United Oil’s next community outreach project hopes to support local homeless shelters through the creation of “blessing bags”—bags filled with food, toiletries, and other items essential to those without a permanent place to live. Previous years’ efforts yielded great results as company employees distributed items to a specific shelter in Los Angeles.
For further information about the United Oil Company, including the “I Got It” Makes Cents Charity Campaign, please visit www.unitedoilco.com.
United Oil Co., uniting the brands you trust, was started over 50 years ago as a small, family owned company operating a handful of gas stations in Los Angeles. Since then, the Company has grown in size while maintaining its tradition of exceptional service, retailing excellence and value. United Oil Co.’s first class retail facilities are operated with the belief that it is more important to provide the customer with a pleasant buying experience, rather than just another visit to a gas station. Today the company operates 124 retail stations comprised of 51 United Oil Stations, 26 Chevron Stations, 53 Conoco “76” Stations, as well as select Shell Stations throughout Southern California from San Diego to Ventura County. While pride of ownership is apparent when one visits a United Oil Co. owned retail outlet, it is the mission of the Company to educate employees with the “I Got It!” philosophy; a mission that promotes kindness and respect for others. For more information, please visit www.unitedoilco.com.