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.
Based 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.
Now through May 19th, all Kent Kwik Locations will be collecting donations for The Helen Keller Foundation. The mission of the foundation is “Based 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.”
The Kent Companies has been donating to The Helen Keller Foundation for five years and is excited to expand the scope of the donation to the stores.
Registration is now open for the 32nd Annual Kent Companies Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Monday, June 10th at Green Tree Country Club in Midland, TX. The day will consist of shotgun start times of 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, lunch, and awards featuring a surprise guest.
Register here: https://thekentcompanies.com/golf-tournaments.php
On Monday, March 25th, The Kent Companies opened their 47th Kent Kwik location in Haskell, Texas. This location is a full 24/7 travel center and Rustic Cafe. During opening day, a grand opening event was held that featured giveaways, raffle prizes and ribbon cuttings with the Haskell Chamber of Commerce.
Followed by the ribbon cutting was a check presentation to the Haskell Fire Department for the amount of $5,000. Casey Moeller, Haskell Department Fire Chief, said this money will go towards purchasing new equipment.
Haskell is a new market for Kent Kwik and it is important to show involvement in the community right away. The Kent Companies firmly believes in supporting the communities that support them and this is only the beginning.
Kent Kwik and The Kent Companies presented PBRC with a check for $101,400 during their 2019 Telethon. This was the money raised during the Help Hands Campaign that took place in stores. Over the course of six weeks, guests were able to donate to PBRC anytime they entered a Kent Kwik store or any other Kent Company store.
The Kent Companies has been raising money for PBRC for over thirty years and this is the largest sum we have ever collected. We value our partnership with PBRC for the great work they do in our community. They help children and families all across the Permian Basin, including families in our own company. We make it one of our missions to help organizations like this within our community. The bar has been set high for us and we hope to continue to increase our donation amount.
About PBRC, “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.”