Giving Pump to benefit Investing in Kids


Investing in Kids (INK!) is partnering with Joe Tringali and Carmelo's Shell along with First Coast Energy LLP for the Shell USA Giving Pump as part of its Force For Good initiative to drive positive change in local communities by giving back.

Now through Oct. 31, a portion of the purchases made by consumers who use the designated pump at the Carmelo’s Shell gas station, 146 King St. in St. Augustine, will support INK!

The Giving Pump in historic, downtown St. Augustine will be specially marked with colorful signage to inspire consumers to fuel up and support the local charity. Participation in the program will cost customers nothing extra. A portion of every fill-up at the designated pump will be donated to INK!

According to Donna Lueders, INK! executive director, the nonprofit leads efforts to directly benefit educators and students in St. Johns County public schools with a mission to provide innovative programs and classroom resources to help each student reach their full potential.

“We are very grateful to First Coast Energy and Joe Tringali, the local gas station owner, for designating INK! as the recipient charity of The Giving Pump campaign,” said Lueders. “The funds generated during this campaign will allow INK! to continue to provide much needed programs and services across St. Johns County.”

More than 6,500 Shell stations across the U.S. are participating in the three-month Giving Pump initiative. Since launching Force for Good, Shell has highlighted the impacts its wholesalers have made in the communities in which they operate, going beyond fuel quality and loyalty.

In 2021, Shell wholesalers and retailers donated more than $1.5 million and supported more than 400 children’s charities through The Giving Pump.

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