Goldsboro Elks Lodge #139 and Speedway Gas Stations partnered to sponsor an end-of-summer luncheon for the members and staff of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County.
Between 28 June and 11 July, anytime a pizza or hot dog was bought at a local Speedway franchise, an in-kind donation was made to the club. At the end of Speedway’s donation campaign, over 1000 pizzas and almost 500 hotdogs were donated which supplied lunch for 150 kids and staff but also filled club refrigerators for use during the upcoming school year.
In turn, the Elks donated drinks, chips, and cookies for the luncheon. And together, Speedway employees and Elks members helped serve lunch and spend time with the kids. The idea for this donation campaign originated with Elks member and Speedway franchise owner Jackie Blalock, who quickly brought the two organizations together to sponsor this successful event.