Wawa is looking to honor community heroes with $80,000 in grants, writes Sara Smith for NBC 10.
The Wawa Foundation has invited people to share their stories about Philadelphia nonprofits and the work they are doing in serving the Greater Philadelphia area by assisting others.
A $50,000 grant will be awarded to the winning organization, while the three runners-up will get $10,000 each. The winners will be announced at the Wawa Welcome America festivities on July 4.
“The Wawa Welcome America! Festival is built around activities and events celebrating the everyday heroes who have made our country and city great,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s President and CEO. “So we are thrilled to present the second annual Wawa Foundation Hero Award during this very appropriate time.”
While the deadline for entry into this year’s Wawa Foundation Hero Award has already passed, you can still vote for your favorite stories by visiting the award’s page from June 15-29.
Last year, SPIN, a leader in providing support for people with autism and developmental disabilities, took the top prize. It was joined by runners-up Philadelphia READS, Beat the Streets Wrestling Program, and the Veterans Multi Service Center.
Read more about Wawa’s philanthropy at NBC 10 by clicking here.