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Cenex Zip Trip to Partner with The Salvation Army for Backpacks for Kids

Thursday Jul. 6th, 2017

Throughout the month of July, Cenex Zip Trip will raise money to help prepare local kids for the new school year. Cenex Zip Trip is partnering with The Salvation Army for the annual Backpacks for Kids campaign. Backpacks for Kids is an annual Salvation Army family services program providing backpacks full of school supplies to local families in need. The goal is to provide school supplies for children, so they’re ready to learn when they report for the first day of school this fall.

Cenex Zip Trip customers are encouraged to make a donation at the convenience stores. Everyone who donates can add their name to a special flyer that will be displayed in the store. As a thank you for their donation, contributors will receive a coupon for a free 20 oz. fountain soda or 16 oz. coffee.

Over the last six years, Cenex Zip Trip has raised more than $250,000 for Backpacks for Kids. In 2016, Cenex Zip Trip raised more than $77,000 through the Spokane, Coeur d’ Alene, Bozeman, Livingston and Billings communities. For the 2017 campaign, the reach will be expanded to also include Kalispell, Butte, Helena, Great Falls, and Havre.

“Cenex Zip Trip is excited to be continuing this tradition of partnership with The Salvation Army, and expanding the program to help prepare even more kids for the new school year. When kids are prepared for the school year, their performance in the classroom improves,” said Steve Haase, General Manager of Cenex Zip Trip.

Several Cenex Zip Trip convenience stores are participating in this campaign throughout Washington, Idaho and Montana. The campaign is taking place at the following Bozeman location:

1210 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715