Express Mart, a local convenience store and gas station chain in Jefferson and Washington County, has raised $29,719.89 in two months to assist Living Life on 2 Wheels. This donation will be made through Express Mart’s new giveback initiative, “em outdoors,” which focuses on getting kids outside.
In February 2021, Living Life on 2 Wheels partnered with All Kids Bike® to launch a Learn-To-Ride bike program in 35 Jefferson County elementary schools. At that time, Home Service Oil and Express Mart donated a combined amount of $10,000 to Living Life on 2 Wheels. Since then, all nine locations of Express Mart have been collecting donations from their respective communities.
Living Life on 2 Wheels aims to positively impact the culture of Jefferson County by introducing the skills and lessons in learning to ride a bicycle to kindergarten and first-grade students in PE class. Their mission is to cultivate a culture where cycling is the catalyst to strengthen the world, starting in our own community.
The Strider® Education Foundation leads a national movement called All Kids Bike® to place kindergarten PE learn-to-ride programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed in 2017. Through the development of a proven learn-to-ride curriculum and donations of the world’s most advanced training bikes, the nonprofit organization makes riding available, safe, easy, and fun for everyone.
ABOUT EXPRESS MART
Express Mart fuels convenience in nine locations across Jefferson and Washington County. They have been proud members of these communities since their creation in 1930. As a division of Home Service Oil, Express Mart holds themselves to the highest standards of customer service and delivers the best values on fuel, drinks and snacks. Their mission is to make every day better for their customers, employees, and communities. A better day starts at Express Mart.