Jordan's Kwik Stop raises $14K for the March of Dimes - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jordan's Kwik Stop raises $14K for the March of Dimes

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
(Source: Lauren Bassie, Development Manager for March of Dimes) (Source: Lauren Bassie, Development Manager for March of Dimes)
(Source: Lauren Bassie, Development Manger for March of Dimes) (Source: Lauren Bassie, Development Manger for March of Dimes)
HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

For many years, Jordan’s Kwik Stop partnered with the March of Dimes by having an annual “cut out campaign” fundraiser. 

This campaign allows customers to donate $1 and write their name on a circle, or handout which gets posted in the store.

Jordan's goal was to raise at least $10,000 for the foundation. However, this year, the station reached $14,000.

On Wednesday, local residents and staff celebrated outside the main headquarters, as Jordan's was presented a check by the March of Dimes.

Lauren Bassie, the development manager for the March of Dimes in Northeast and Central Arkansas, said Jordan's have over exceeded expectations to raise awareness and funds for their mission.

“Jordan’s Kwik Stop actually has had this campaign for many years and the goal is always ten-thousand dollars, and this is the first year they surpassed it," she said. "All the funds that they raise is actually going to go back to our mission...so, it’s going to go for grants, mission work, and for our doctors that are trying to develop a new research. What is prematurity?"

Bassie also said all funds raised will bring more educational awareness to the community.

Andy McClure, one of the business owners of Jordan's Kwik Stop, said the company paid out prize money to the stores who raised the most money.

"We have three stores do over $10,000 dollars," he said. "Store number eight in Waldenburg was the winner."

Store #22 in Paragould placed second in raising funds for the foundation; and store #41 in Brookland, Arkansas came in third.

Mcclure said the local gas stations raised $14,000 in six weeks.  

“As Jordan's, we want to thank the communities for putting money behind this research," he said. "And we want to make sure that we can keep on going, and hopefully we can start saving more lives instead of losing them."

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