Love’s, QuikTrip support the community with donations to Old North
Love’s, QuikTrip support the community with donations to Old North
Posted on 01/15/2014

In the past month, Confluence Academy-Old North has benefited from the generosity of two well-known companies among those who drive the highways and travel the roads.

Love’s Travel Stop, commemorating its 50th anniversary, opened a new location in St. Louis. On January 14, they celebrated with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event. The new store is located in North St. Louis, off of Interstate 70 at North Broadway. The ceremonies included presenting Old North with a $2,000 donation from Love’s.

“We are excited to receive such a generous donation. We will use the majority of the funds to buy more books for our school library,” said Sonya Murray, principal. “We know there are a lot of schools that Love’s could have chosen, so we are grateful and pleased that they chose Old North.”

Wes Anderson, store manager, selected Old North for the donation because he is familiar with the school and appreciates the work and effort on behalf of students. Murray, academy director Debra Weaver, and a small group of students attended the celebration. Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s, presented the check to Murray. The grand opening included Mayor Francis Slay, Ward 2 Alderwoman Dionne Flowers and many others, including employees of Love’s, McDonald’s and Subway. McDonald’s and Subway have stores at the travel stop.  

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In December, QuikTrip Corporation gave $500 to Old North after store managers held a quarterly meeting.

Murray said QuikTrip selected Old North because of “great things they have heard about our school.” She thinks that Old North’s partnership with The Little Bit Foundation may have played a role. In the fall, the Old North student choir performed at Little Bit’s annual gala. Since then, the school has received donations from other organizations, as well as invitations for the choir.

Love’s Travel Stop and Country Stores was founded in 1964 in Oklahoma. They have more than 300 locations in 39 states, with approximately 10,000 employees.

QuikTrip was founded in 1958 in Oklahoma. QuikTrip has 670 stores in 11 states with 13,000 employees.

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