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The Wawa Foundation Announced a $25,000 Grant for CMN Hospitals to the Mark Milestone of 200th Wawa Florida Store Opening and Begins Construction on First Stores in Gainesville, Florida

The Wawa Foundation Announced a $25,000 Grant for CMN Hospitals to the Mark Milestone of 200th Wawa Florida Store Opening and Announced the Beginning of Construction on First Stores in Gainesville, Florida

Since 2012, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation have contributed more than $7 million to community causes in Florida throughout The Wawa Foundation’s three focus areas, supporting more than 2,000 state and local non-profits.

Last week, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation announced that in honor of the grand opening of the 200th Wawa Florida store, The Wawa Foundation would make three grants – one to each of its focus areas of health, hunger and everyday heroes.

The grants will total $75,000 and will include:

  • $25,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital affiliates in Wawa’s market areas in Florida
  • $25,000 to USO Chapters in Florida
  • $25,000 to Feeding Florida Food Banks

“Community giving has been a key part of the Wawa story in Florida” said Jay Culotta, The Wawa Foundation’s President. “We are honored to use the 200th Wawa store milestone to make new commitments and provide meaningful support to some of the organizations we have been supporting from the beginning of our Florida journey,”

In addition. Wawa Inc. proudly announced the official start of construction on its first stores in Gainesville, Florida. To mark the occasion, Wawa hosted two events to signify the start of construction on Tuesday, Oct. 15. These locations will be the first Wawa stores to open in the City of Gainesville.

The event also featured their famous Hoagies for Heroes contest between students from the University of Florida Dance Marathon, who competed against each other to see how many Wawa hoagies they could build in three minutes. Each team will receive a donation to their efforts to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network hospital at University of Florida, UF Health Shands

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