The Wawa Foundation is committed to
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Building Strong Communities
Championing life-saving research and care for people in need
Leading hunger relief effortsLearn more
Supporting the heroes making a difference every day
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Wawa & The Wawa Foundation Announce Financial & In-Kind Donations to Support American Red Cross Hurricane Ida Disaster ReliefLearn More Here
JDRF is a 2021 National Partner of Wawa and The Wawa Foundation
Wawa has been a long-time partner of JDRF. Over the past 20 years through the JDRF UPC scan and coin canister campaigns, Wawa associates and customers have helped fund life-changing breakthroughs aimed to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.Learn more here
From the very start, when Grahame Wood opened the first Wawa store in 1964, he had a vision for a new kind of place that not only served customers, but gave back to its community. The company began finding ways Wawa could help the community that were extensions of what Wawa did naturally—helping care for neighbors, providing nutritious food and always being reliable and accessible.
In 2014, on Wawa’s 50th anniversary, that same legacy of giving was formalized and amplified with the establishment of The Wawa Foundation. Today, with the support of hundreds of partners and millions of customers and associates, Grahame’s initial commitment to building stronger communities continues across the same three areas that reflect Wawa’s history and purpose—championing life-saving research and care for people in need, leading hunger-relief efforts and supporting the heroes making a difference every day.