Chevron program raises $50,000 for Jackson County classrooms
PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The 2013 Fuel Your School program generated $50,000 in Jackson County, Miss., benefitting 73 local public school classroom projects and impacting 6,791 students, Chevron and DonorsChoose.org announced.
Through Chevron's Fuel Your School program, teachers at 26 Jackson County public schools received critical classroom resources. Maya Dudte of Oak Park Elementary School in Ocean Springs received science materials that focus on discovery of life cycles, sea life, insects, spiders, habitats, magnets, color discovery and physical health.
"Through Chevron's generous donation, our kindergarten students will be given the opportunity for hands-on discovery and learning," said Dudte. "Each resource that was provided will foster a learning environment that strengthens the foundational skills needed to promote language development, math, science and sensory exploration."
Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 when consumers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel in October at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Jackson County, up to a total contribution of $50,000.
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery also committed $100,000 to fund another 138 school projects, benefitting 15,680 students at 38 schools in Jackson County during November.
Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has helped fund 16,123 classroom projects at 4,334 schools.
The Sun Herald