“The devastation in Ukraine is heartbreaking,” said Shame Konar, CEO of Pilot Company. “We have seen how quickly our fundraising campaigns can make a difference with the support of our team members and guests, and we are once again amazed by their generosity and compassion. $1 million will help Save the Children meet the urgent and growing needs of children and families Ukraine and the region. Thank you to everyone who joined us in this critical effort and to Save the Children for providing lifesaving aid to people fleeing conflict in Ukraine.”
Save the Children brings help to children and families inside Ukraine as well as in neighboring countries by delivering food, water, hygiene kits, assistance vouchers and other humanitarian programs. The organization aims to reach 10 million children and their families affected by Ukraine crisis. Donations to Save the Children help enable their ability to provide essential assistance, such as:
- $50 can provide 10 warm and cozy blankets for children displaced from their homes
- $100 helps provide a month’s worth of nutritious food to a family in crisis
- $175 can provide five families with emergency shelter materials
“Save the Children is extremely grateful for Pilot Company’s support in response to the devastating crisis in Ukraine,” noted Luciana Bonifacio, Development Manager, Save the Children. “Funds raised will allow us to distribute essential emergency supplies and, where possible, establish safe spaces for children, ultimately helping to protect affected children and families in Ukraine and neighboring countries.”
More information about Save the Children is available at https://www.savethechildren.org/. To learn more about Pilot Company and its longstanding commitment to giving back, visit pilotcompany.com/about.
*Certain purchases (including, but not limited to, fuel and fuel additives and purchases made on fleet cards or direct bill programs) are not eligible for rounded contributions.
About the pilot company
Pilot Travel Centers LLC (“Pilot Company”) retains North America drivers moving as a leading fuel supplier and largest travel center operator. Founded in 1958 and based in Knoxville, TNPilot Company has expanded its network to over 800 retail and refueling outlets and as the third largest tanker fleet in North America, delivers more than 14 billion gallons of fuel annually to the market. Its energy division also supplies DEF, bio and renewable fuels and provides transportation and disposal services to the oil industry. Pilot Company serves 1.5 million customers daily and provides more than 70,000 fleet customers with fuel, credit, factoring, service and rewards solutions. Its Pilot Flying J Travel Center network includes more than 750 locations in 44 states and five Canadian provinces with more than 790 restaurants, 75,000 truck parking spaces, 5,300 luxury showers, 6,200 diesel lanes and offers truck maintenance and tire service with Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J. The One9 Fuel Network connects a variety of refueling points to provide small fleets and independent professional drivers with everyday value, convenience, credit and benefits. More information about locations and rewards is available in myRewards PlusMT application.
Pilot Company is currently ranked #7 on the Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies. For more information about Pilot Company, its 28,000 team members and its commitment to giving back, visit www.pilotcompany.com.
About Save the Children
Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. Since our founding over 100 years ago, we have changed the lives of over a billion children. In United States and everywhere in the world, we give children a good start in life, the opportunity to learn and to protect themselves from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
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