NCASEF Raises Over $400,000 For Hire Heroes USA And Susan G. Komen

Tucson, AZ (August 2, 2012) – The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees announced that it has raised $410,000 for two charities during its 37th National Convention and Trade Show held in Honolulu last month.

A total of $340,000 was raised for Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit organization offering transition assistance, job search assistance and job placement services to those veterans injured or disabled in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operating Enduring Freedom.  Between May 1 and June 30, in concert with 7-Eleven, Inc. and 12 top suppliers, 7-Eleven franchisees raised funds through the sales of 39 specific products offered by the brand-name companies who donated a portion of each sale to the fundraising effort. Participating companies included Anheuser-Busch InBev, BIC, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, The Hershey Company, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, Inc., Mars, Inc., MillerCoors, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Perfetti van Melle.  Additional funds were raised through the Joe Saraceno Memorial Golf Tournament held during the convention.

The National Coalition also raised $70,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which will be donated in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The funds were raised through live and silent auctions as well as a raffle during the organization’s convention.

“We are honored to be able to make these donations to two very worthy charities,” said Bruce Maples, chairman of the National Coalition.  “This marks the third in a three-year commitment to Hire Heroes USA, and with this year’s donation we have now contributed more than three quarters of a million dollars to this outstanding organization.  “Our donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure is special to us as well, as this year marks the 30th anniversary of the organization which has done so much to raise awareness in an effort to end breast cancer.  We’re very proud that our 7-Eleven family and our customers have all contributed to these charities and we look forward to continuing with our tradition of giving back to our communities and our nation,” Maples added.

Brian Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA said, “Once again we were blown away by the NCASEF’s dedication to our nation’s veterans.  The NCASEF continues to be the largest donor for Hire Heroes USA and the reason for our continued expansion of services for veterans. We owe so much of our success to the men and women of the NCASEF.

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees is the national trade group for 7-Eleven storeowners in the U.S., representing the interests of more than 3,400 convenience store owners whose 5,468 franchise-owned stores employ nearly 40,000 workers.

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