West Texas Strong Scholarship Now Open

The Kent Companies have established a scholarship program to assist residents of Midland or Odessa Texas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. This scholarship program will award three $2,500 scholarships to full-time students attending a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall.  This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a current resident or currently be residing in Midland, TX or Odessa, TX.
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Apply here!

Kent Kwik Collecting Donations for PBRC

Now through January 26th, 2020, Kent Kwik Stores will be collecting donations for the Permian Basin Rehab Center’s Helping Hands campaign. During the campaign, guests can donate anywhere from $1 to $100 and write their name or the name of a loved one on a hand to be placed inside the participating store.

” Since 1953, the Permian Basin Rehab Center (PBRC) has served thousands of patients of all ages and abilities who find themselves in need. The PBRC is the Permian Basin’s only comprehensive, non-profit, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility that provides speech, physical, occupational therapy and hearing/audiology services. The therapists of the PBRC reach a broad cross-section of the community and bring positive change into the lives of countless individuals.”

2019-2020 Helping hands flyerThe Kent Companies and Kent Kwik Convenience Stores are proud to support the PBRC and all of the services they provide to people across the Permian Basin. Last year, The Kent Companies as a whole raised $100,000 for PBRC and are aiming to again raise that same amount.

The Kent Companies Annual Charity Golf Tournament

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year’s charity golf tournament benefiting S.H.A.R.E. This was our best year yet, be on the lookout for our press conference announcing the exact amount of funds we raised. In the meantime, check out the pictures below from the event.

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The Kent Companies Donates $80,000 To The Helen Keller Foundation

On Wednesday, June 12th, The Kent Companies presented the Helen Keller Foundation with a check for $80,000. The donation comes from a company-wide collection campaign where guests donated to the charity at one of the Kent Kwik Convenience Stores or Avis Lube Fast Oil Change Center locations. The Kent Companies then matched the guest donations dollar for dollar. All of the funds will go towards fighting to prevent preventable blindness. “I strongly believe in giving back to the communities that support our businesses every day.” said Bill Kent, owner and chairman.

IMG_1850Based on the legacy of Helen Keller, the Foundation strives to prevent blindness and deafness by advancing research and education. The Foundation aspires to be a leader in integrating sight, speech and hearing research with the greater biomedical research community, creating and coordinating a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of
investigators and institutions.