TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Thanks to Casey’s annual Cash for Classrooms campaign, residents will have the opportunity to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar to donate grant funding to schools in need. 

The campaign covers 16 states and runs now through September 5. Anyone who makes a purchase at a Casey’s convenience store can contribute to the 3 million dollars Casey’s has raised for families, students, and educators since 2020.

“Learning is the foundation to sparking curiosity and creating brighter futures for kids. Through our Cash for Classrooms program, we’re helping bring meaningful projects and innovative initiatives to life, in Casey’s communities now and for years to come,” said Katie Petru, Director of Communications and Community at Casey’s. “With the generosity of Casey’s guests each year at the register and our partnership with LIFEWTR, we fuel our mission to help improve the lives of students and educators in our local communities.” 

In partnership with LIFEWTR, Casey’s has raised $1 million annually within the last three years, gifting grant funding to over 250 schools across 16 states. In 2022, 79 grants were given to K-12 public, nonprofit, and private schools in 75 communities. 

The funding goes to support things like physical improvements, material needs, teacher support, and community engagement initiatives. Cash for Classroom grants help to drive positive change. A few instances of how Casey’s Cash for Classrooms campaign has helped improve education for multiple people across the country:

  • Better reading resources: St. Francis Area Schools in Minnesota received a $10,000 grant to provide take-home decodable books to foster enthusiasm and develop better reading skills for its students. 
  • Building foundations with modern technology: Athens Community School District in Illinois received $20,000 to provide their fourth-grade students with new smartboards, helping their students build foundational skills for life-long technological literacy. 
  • Making enrichment and learning accessible: Bonnie Grimes Elementary School in Arkansas received a $50,000 grant to purchase and install an all-inclusive, ADA-accessible playground, giving students of all abilities the opportunity to interact and play with their peers at school.  
  • Expanding minds and facilities: Riverfield Country Day School in Oklahoma received a $10,000 grant to expand and better facilities for its arts and athletics programs, meeting the needs of its growing student population. 

To learn more about Cash for Classrooms visit Casey’s community page for more information about the company’s community impact.

The 2023 grant application opens in October and is available here.