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
Together, we’ve made a difference! View The Wawa Foundation’s Annual Giving.Learn more
Connect the Good
View one of the stories that shows the impact of your support in helping connect the good in our communities. The Wawa Foundation and the American Red Cross partner to boost awareness and blood donations for sickle cell disease.Learn More
The American Red Cross is a corporate wide partner with Wawa and The Wawa Foundation in 2023
One of our most time-honored and critical partnerships is the one we share with the American Red Cross. In fact, for more than 20 years we’ve been proud to support the critical work of the Red Cross through a variety of in-store fundraising activities, events, and donations. From providing funds for disaster relief to staffing blood drives with Wawa volunteers, everyone in the Wawa family works together to make this meaningful collaboration stronger each year.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.