This past month, Chevron gave back to the community in creative ways with special deliveries at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School.
As part of the Fuel Your School program, Chevron donated $1,000 to the high school and surprised Miami-Dade School Board Member Susie Castillo with a $1,000 donation to the Andrea Castillo Teaching Academy, honoring her late daughter, Andrea Castillo, who was a former student at the school and an aspiring teacher.
Chevron’s Fuel Your School program is an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org to support teachers and help fund classroom materials for local public schools in Miami-Dade County. Since 2013, Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program has raised over $2 million for Florida public and public charter schools.
“We are honored to be here at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School to give back to the community, especially one in need and that has been affected both directly and indirectly this hurricane season,” said Wendy Lopez, the Regional Social Investment Coordinator for U.S. East & Latin America for Chevron. “We also want to honor Andrea Castillo’s memory by contributing to her legacy at this school.”
Due to the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Chevron did not base its 2017 Miami-Dade County Fuel Your School program funding on fuel sales. Instead, Chevron donated the full $500,000 for the program towards local public and charter school classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org.
Also in attendance were Alfredo Castillo, Chief of Staff of City of Doral Mayor, and Max Alvarez, President of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc., which operates more than 500 gas stations in South Florida.
Chevron also donated $1,000 to five teachers at the Miami Schools Fair & Conference, a free community event providing educational resources and information for families, this past Saturday. The event was hosted for a 5th year and is produced by Brickell and Key Biscayne Moms.