Education and Social Investment
Through knowledge, communities are equipped to achieve long-lasting sustainability. That’s why we support educational social initiatives that create meaningful impact while addressing some of today’s biggest societal barriers. Our investments aim to empower people who contribute to the progress and economic growth in their own local communities.
Bess The Book Bus has been a part of the CITGO Fueling Good® since its’ inception in 2009. We believe “Where You Go Matters” Every time you fill up at your locally-owned CITGO, you help us give back to the communities we serve across the country. We believe that Bess The Book Bus helps make a big difference in kid’s lives.
From quality fuel and exceptional service provided at locally owned CITGO stations to the continuous fundraising and community efforts of local CITGO employees, Marketers and Retailers, doing good is in our DNA.
Their singular focus is summed up in their motto: “Helping you help students learn.”
Townsend Press is committed to helping students develop the reading, writing, and language skills needed for success in the classroom and beyond. All facets of our company–our student-friendly print and digital materials, our reasonable prices, our industry-best customer service, and our many special offers, donations, and community partnerships–support this core mission: we want to help students thrive.
The Spurlino Foundation
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been growing philanthropy in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties since 1990. Whatever good you are inspired to do, we are here to help you do it.
Publix Super Markets Charities
Altrusa International of Tampa Bay
Allegany Francian Ministries
We, Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
We are proud to support of the work Bess The Book Bus is doing in Wimuama, Florida with migrant children.
Allegany Francian Ministries
The John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation for Giving Back
We believe that reading and writing skills are the cornerstones to a good education, and that exposure to music and art encourages the creative process in children. Our own literacy program, Enlighten Your World … READ! is our personal commitment to reach out and encourage the interest of children in reading, writing, music and art.
Santander Consumer USA
Santander Consumer USA, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a full-service consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance, third-party servicing and delivering superior service to our more than 3 million customers across the full credit spectrum.
SC, which began originating retail installment contracts in 1997, had an average managed asset portfolio of approximately $64 billion (for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021). The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Santander Holdings USA, Inc., and is part of Madrid, Spain-based global banking leader Banco Santander.
Suncoast Credit Union
Suncoast Credit Union is a credit union headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The credit union formed in 1934 to originally serve teachers in Hillsborough County and later expanded to serve school employees within the state’s suncoast region.
Pinellas Community Foundation
Jazzercise Tampa Lutz Fitness Center
They have been supporting Bess The Book Bus for over 10 years. They raise and give us thousands dollars every year. We are so happy to call them friends!
The selection of books they [students] have been given is so diverse and relevant for my learners! This has been incredibly important because my students have not had access to the public libraries or the school library at all. This partnership has given them an opportunity to discover their own reading identity and develop a love for literacy!
– Mrs. Jennifer Robinson
5th Grade Teacher – Booker T. Washington Elementary School