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$60,000 donation funds Oklahoma City area school projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 10, 2024 - Teacher Appreciation Week is a good time to highlight the importance of equity in the classroom and to acknowledge that school funding can impact the level of education a student receives. In honor of the week, and Love’s 60th anniversary, the company donated $60,000 to DonorsChoose, a crowdfunding platform for teachers to fund school projects.

"One of our giving pillars is youth and education, so this partnership just makes sense,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer of Love’s. “DonorsChoose’s bottom-up model directly impacts teachers and students in our hometown of Oklahoma City, and we can’t think of a better way to support the future generation of leaders.”

Children in a classroom for DonorsChoose

The DonorsChoose gift from Love’s is helping fund 188 projects at 93 schools in the metro OKC area. Most of the funding will go to engineering, technology and science projects at equity-focused schools.

Mrs. Culbert from Tinker Elementary School in Oklahoma City received funding from Love’s for books, a STEM project and light covers that provide a calming learning environment for 2nd and 4th graders.

“Thank you for your generous donation to our Elementary Gifted classroom,” said Mrs. Culbert. “Because of you, my students will have new novels for next year. We will also have a calming environment to create STEM magic! I can't wait to use these resources with my students! Thanks again for your support!”

Studies show that just one funded project at a school leads to improved academic outcomes for students and makes a teacher 22% less likely to leave in a given school year. The relatively low cost of funding a project makes a difference in local communities.

Ms. Tapp from Quail Creek Elementary School received funding through Love’s donation for Bee Bots that will help introduce students to coding.

“Thank you for your generosity during teacher appreciation week,” said Ms. Tapp. “Can’t wait to share the good news with my students and school. This will be a great project to start the new school year. Because of your donation students will have access to Steam activities on their level.”

To learn more about DonorsChoose or to fund a project in your community, visit donorschoose.org.


About Love's

Love’s has been fueling customers’ journeys since 1964. Innovation and perseverance continue to lead the way for the family-owned and -operated business headquartered in Oklahoma City with more than 40,000 team members in North America and Europe. The company’s core business is travel stops and convenience stores with 641 locations in 42 states. Love’s continues its commitment to offer products and services that provide value for professional drivers, fleets, four-wheel customers, RVers, alternative fuel and wholesale fuel customers. Giving back to communities Love’s serves and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace are hallmarks of the company’s award-winning culture.To find out more about Love's, follow us on social or apply for a job, click here.