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.
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.
Mercedes-Benz Vans USA donated the current incarnation of Bess the Book Bus, a 2011 Mercedes- Benz Sprinter 3500.
The new Bess The Book Bus will also be a customized Mercedes Benz, with a lift for the Bess-Bus-Carts and reinforced shelving.
The Pollination Project
We use the money we raise to invest in grassroots projects by people who seek to create a more compassionate world. Every day of the year, our network selects a new project that will receive $1,000 in seed funding. As that project blossoms, leaders can access capacity-building support, encouragement, and connectivity with others. Through these efforts, we seed a vibrant community of global changemakers who seek to spread compassion in the world for the benefit of all.
Publix Super Markets Charities
Altrusa International of Tampa Bay
United Way Suncoast
United Way Suncoast fights for the education and financial stability of every person in the community through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed, helping adults achieve long-term financial stability and activating caring individuals through volunteerism. We are proud to serve the people of DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties by operating and funding services and programs to help create a stronger, more vibrant community.
United Way Suncoast
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.
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
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!