Details for Town Pump Community Insert

January 2020

$1.15 million

donated to local food
banks page 4

Special Olympics

continues long-standing
partnership with Town Pump

page 15

$500,000 in grants

will be available for volunteer
EMT and ambulance services in
2020 page 16

1Town Pump Charitable Foundation

YOU

ARE HELPING

MONTANA COMMUNITIES

$1.15 million

donated to local food
banks page 4

Special Olympics

continues long-standing
partnership with Town Pump

page 15

$500,000 in grants

will be available for volunteer
EMT and ambulance services in
2020 page 16

In 2019 the Town Pump Charitable Foundation celebrated its
20th anniversary. The Town Pump Charitable Foundation was
established in 1999 with the mission of providing financial
support to Montana charitable organizations with a priority
of supporting and meeting the basic needs and education for
Montana citizens.

Inside

$1.15 million given to food banks..............4
Food bank donations by community....6
Meals for backpacks program.................. 7

Our culture of good stewardship also ensures that we meet

Breakfast after the bell...................................8

or exceed the expectations of Montanans. Every day, Town

Summer reading program...........................9

Pump strives to make our communities stronger, safer and

Adopt a family....................................................10

more sustainable.

Grants for firefighters.................................... 12

The Town Pump Charitable Foundation focuses on 3 areas:

Basic Needs, Education,
Community Assistance.

Town Pump supports MT Vets................ 12
ExxonMobil education grants.................. 13
Emergency shelter support...................... 14
Montana Hope Project................................. 14
$25,000 to local Medical Center............ 14
Special Olympics............................................. 15
$500,000 in grants available for
volunteer EMT and ambulance
services in 2020...............................................16
2019 Scholarships...........................................16

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Thank you from the bottom
of our hearts for your
generous grant – we are
excited to say we can send
kids to camp for the next
three years! So grateful!
-Kacie Bartholomew, St. James Healthcare Foundation

Thank you so much for your
support! This year we are
helping 59 kiddos and 21
families – we couldn’t do it
without you!
-Sandye, Director, Helping Hands of Alberton

Wow! Thank you! Your gift is an
offering of hope. When a family
is facing an uncertain medical
situation, you are giving them a
place where they are encouraged,
cared for, and strengthened.
-Amy Peterson, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana

On behalf of the whole team at Action,
Inc., we wish to thank you for your generous
donation to keep safe the homeless during
this harsh winter. The funds you donated
have been critical to our efforts to ensure the
most vulnerable are safe.
-Margie Seccomb, CEO, Action, Inc.

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$1.15 million donated by Town
Pump and its generous customers
BE A FRIEND
IN DEED,
HELP THOSE IN
NEED CAMPAIGN

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n 2002, partnering with 15 Montana
Food Banks, the annua l “Be a Friend
in Deed, Help Those in Need” food bank

I say that it
truly does take a
village to care for
our neighbors each
year, and we are so
grateful that Town
Pump stands with
us in this effort.
-Bruce Day, Helena Food Share

fundraiser was started with two goals.
First, to provide funds for food banks to
help our hungry neighbors and second,
to raise awareness of hunger in Montana.

Today, Town Pump partners with 85
food banks in 72 Montana communities.
Town Pump understands a food bank
does not keep its doors open through
food donations alone. This is why we
have committed to bring much needed
cash funds to assist with expenses such
as building rent, utilities, purchasing
bulk food items and perishable food including meat, produce, dairy and bread.
In 2019 over $400,000 was donated
by Town Pump’s generous customers at

Nearly $4 million was raised for food
banks in 2019. In 18 years, more than $33
million has been given to the food banks
of Montana, including $6.75 million in
matching funds committed by Town Pump.
Town Pump Stores, Casinos, and Hotels.
All funds raised, including matching

funds, are used locally where the funds
were collected.

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TOWN
PUMP
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
COMMITTED OVER

$750,000
IN MATCHING FUNDS

FOR MONTANA
FOOD BANKS

FOOD BANKS in the following communities received grants in 2019:
Absarokee Area Food Bank
Alberton Community Food Pantry
Anaconda Project Care
Ashland St. Labre Food Pantry
Big Fork Food Bank
Big Timber Food Bank
Billings Family Service
Billings Food Bank
Billings Montana Rescue Mission
Billings Hannah House Food Pantry
Boulder Jeffco Food Share
Bozeman Gallatin Valley Food Bank
Bridger Community Food Bank
Browning The Nurturing Center
Browning High School
Butte Emergency Food Bank
Butte Rescue Mission
Chester Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Chinook Food Bank
Choteau Teton County Food Pantry Inc.
Colstrip Community Food Bank
Columbia Falls Food Bank
Columbus Project Hope of Stillwater
County
Conrad Pondera Food Pantry
Cut Bank Harvest Food Pantry
Darby Bread Box
Deer Lodge Food Pantry
Dillon Beaverhead Community Food Pantry, Inc.
Ennis Madison Valley Caring and Sharing
Eureka Tobacco Valley Food Pantry
Forsyth Samaritans Pantry

West Valley Assembly/Food 4 Frenchtown
Glasgow Valley County Emergency Food
Bank
Glendive Dawson County Food Bank
Granite County Food Pantry
Great Falls FISH, Inc.
Great Falls St. Vincent DePaul Society
Great Falls Rescue Mission
Great Falls Helping Hands/1st English
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Hamilton Haven House Food Bank
Helping Hands in Hardin, Inc.
Harlem Food Bank
Havre Community Food Bank
Havre Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen
Helena Food Share
Hot Springs Food Pantry
The Joliet Food Bank
Kalispell Flathead Food Bank
Kalispell Northwest Montana Veterans
Stand Down & Food Pantry
Lakeside West Shore Food Bank
Lame Deer Northern Cheyenne Food Bank
Laurel Community Hope, Inc.
Lewistown Central Montana Community
Cupboard
Libby Food Pantry
Livingston Food Pantry of Park County
Malta Food Bank
Miles City Custer County Food Bank
Miles City Soup Kitchen
Missoula Food Bank
Missoula Poverello Center, Inc.

Missoula Union Gospel Mission (formerly
Missoula 3:16)
Noxon Community Services Fellowship,
Inc.
Plains Community Food Pantry
Polson Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Red Lodge Carbon County Community
Food Bank
Ronan Bread Basket Food Pantry
Roundup Musselshell County Food Bank
Ruby Valley Food Pantry
Shelby Sagebrush Food Pantry
Shepherd Food Pantry
Sidney Richland County Food Bank
Sidney Fellowship Food Pantry
St. Ignatius Mission Valley Food Pantry
Stevensville Pantry Partners Food Bank
Superior Community Food Bank of Mineral
County
Thompson Falls Community Harvest Food
Bank
Thompson Falls Gospel Mountain Assembly
of God Food Pantry
Three Forks Headwaters Area Food Bank
Townsend Broadwater Food Pantry
Troy Food Pantry
West Yellowstone Food Bank
White Sulphur Springs Meagher County
Nutrition Coalition
Whitefish North Valley Food Bank
Whitehall Area Food Pantry
Wolf Point Food Pantry Inc.

A community
feeding itself.
Abundance,
generosity, kinship.
It reminded me
yet again that
sometimes the
simplest, most
essential things in
life are the most
meaningful.
-Jean Zose, Garden City Harvest

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THANK YOU Montana
for your generosity during
Town Pump’s 2019 campaign
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s part of our annual “Be A
Friend in Deed, Help Those
in Need” partnership with our Montana Food Bank partners, Town
Pump team members collect donations from our customers from October 1 through November 30.
These donations are forwarded
to the food banks, food pantries, or
soup kitchens in the communities

they are collected in.
This year our team goal was to
collect $400,000 across the state.
Thanks to all of you, our very generous friends and customers, we
achieved our goal and had total collections of $400,008.43.
This will provide 1.2 million
wholesome meals for our Montana
neighbors in need.

COLLECTIONS BY COMMUNITY:
Anaconda............................$3,953
Big Timber........................... $2,076
Billings............................... $19,968
Boulder................................$4,233
Belgrade/Bozeman........... $39,951
Browning............................... $559
Butte................................... $33,242
Chinook................................$1,967
Colstrip................................ $1,022
Columbia Falls....................$8,582
Columbus............................$4,329
Conrad................................. $2,814
Cut Bank..............................$2,882
Deer Lodge..........................$3,562
Dillon................................... $7,222
Ennis.................................... $2,162
Eureka.................................. $6,577

Forsyth................................. $7,283
Glendive...............................$2,634
Great Falls.......................... $24,354
Hamilton............................ $12,329
Hardin................................... $1,031
Havre..................................... $7,140
Helena................................ $19,593
Kalispell............................. $27,564
Laurel...................................$3,558
Lewistown............................$4,944
Libby..................................... $3,714
Livingston............................ $7,844
Miles City........................... $7,283
Missoula/
Bonner/Lolo/Florence............. $46,806
Plains................................... $8,869
Polson................................... $5,524

Red Lodge............................ $1,822
Ronan.................................... $1,851
Shelby....................................$7,267
Sidney................................... $3,667
Stevensville......................... $2,569
Superior............................... $8,519
Thompson Falls...................$2,939
Three Forks......................... $3,930
Townsend............................$5,520
Troy......................................$4,299
White Sulphur Springs....... $7,090
Whitefish.............................. $1,921
Whitehall............................ $11,395
Wolf Point............................ $1,626

TOTAL

400,008

$

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Backpack food programs provide
nutritious, non-perishable, easyto-prepare food to children
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t is 65 hours from the time school is
dismissed on Friday afternoon until
the bell rings on Monday morning. Often,
children in Montana go hungry on the
weekends. Research by the Montana Food
Bank Network finds that 1 in 6 children
live in homes that struggle to keep food on
the table.

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in

children live in homes
that struggle to keep
food on the table.
Backpack food programs provide nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get
enough food on weekends and holidays
to avoid hunger when they can’t depend
on school meals.
Backpack programs vary from one community to another. Generally a “backpack”
will include enough food to replace the
meals that children would receive at school

(e.g. two breakfast options, two lunch
options, two snack options, a can of fruit
and a can of vegetables).
Federal reimbursement is not
available for the food provided by
backpack programs. Most Montana
backpack programs are run through
food banks, food pantries, and other
volunteer organizations that are already providing emergency and supplemental food assistance for families
in need.
In 2019 the Town Pump Charitable
Foundations, “Meals for Backpacks”
program provided 72 grants totaling
over $450,000 to food banks, food pantries, schools and other organizations
that provide weekend meal programs
to Montana students. Since the inception of the “Meals for Backpacks” program in 2016, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation has granted over $1.4
million to backpack programs.
The Town Pump Charitable Foundation is in awe of the efforts of our
food banks, food pantries and other
partners that provide backpack meals
in their communities.

The backpack program is the backbone of our Food Bank in Conrad. We
cannot thank you enough for all you do for us in small communities.
-Carey Monahan

ORGANIZATIONS

in the following communities received grants in 2019:
Anaconda
Arlee
Ashland
Bigfork
Billings
Bozeman
Browning
Butte
Columbia Falls
Columbus

Conrad
Corvallis
Cut Bank
Deer Lodge
Drummond
Florence
Frazer
Fromberg
Hamilton
Harlowtown

Havre
Heart Butte
Helena
Kalispell
Lakeside
Lame Deer
Laurel
Lewistown
Lodge Pole
Miles City

Missoula
Philipsburg
Polson
Red Lodge
Rocky Boy
Ronan
Rural - Statewide
Shelby
Shepherd
Sidney

St. Ignatius
St. Regis
Stevensville
Superior
Thompson Falls
Townsend
Troy
West Yellowstone
White Sulphur Springs
Wolf Point

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No child in Montana
should be hungry

In small rural
communities like
ours, donations
and grants like
yours are a God’s
send. Thank you
for filling the
stomachs of our
youth.
-St. Regis Schools

BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL
B

reakfast after the Bell is an
initiative to fight childhood
hunger in Montana.

No child in Montana should be
hungry. Breakfast after the Bell encourages schools across the state to
implement breakfast programs, or
to switch to an alternative breakfast
model that increases student participation.
School breakfast programs reduce

childhood hunger, and research shows
that students who eat breakfast have
increased attentiveness, improved behavior, higher attendance, and less sick
and tardy days. These kids also have
fewer disciplinary referrals. In short,
breakfast is important for ensuring the
success of our students.
Often the only thing standing in
the way of a school implementing
a breakfast program or switching
to a breakfast model that increases

student participation is money for
startup costs.

The Town Pump Charitable
Foundation has provided
funding for 20 schools
across Montana to receive
grants for necessary start-up
equipment costs (additional
coolers, refrigerators, waste
cans, food carts, etc.).

Thank you for your thoughtful and generous donation. I
appreciate your help as we make a meaningful difference in
children’s lives.
-Lisa Bullock, First Lady State of Montana
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Reading programs help students retain reading skills
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ducators refer to the summer months
as the “academically vulnerable summer months.” Often times the children experience what is called the summer slide; where the
skills they learned during the school year start
to diminish. To combat this, schools and public
libraries across the state conduct summer reading programs to help the students retain their
reading skills.
In Billings the program is called Reading
Rocks and last year Reading Rocks held 45
sessions in six city parks and distributed 3,417
books. The children also receive a snack or meal.
This summer the Bridger Public Library had

SUMMER
READING
PROGRAMS

a 2019 theme of “Space…A Celebration of the
50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.” The program is open to children 3 – 12
and included the use of space-themed books,
an inflatable solar system and kits for DIY papier-mache telescopes.
The Town Pump Charitable Foundation
supports summer reading programs. The grants
these communities receive support the mission
of the foundation by providing financial support to Montana charitable or governmental
organizations with a priority of supporting/
meeting basic needs and education for Montana citizens.

Bi-Centennial Library of Colstrip
Big Horn County Library – Hardin
Billings Education Foundation
Bozeman Library Foundation
Bridger Public Library

This generous grant will
be used to support the Early
Literacy classes in Kalispell,
Columbia Falls, and Bigfork.

Carnegie Friends of the Library- Big Timber
Columbia Falls School District #6
Friends of the Library – Cut Bank
Friends of the Library – Dillon
Friends of the Missoula Library (Lolo)

-Charlotte Housel, Imagineif

Imagine If Library Foundation – Kalispell
Plant A Seed…READ. – Havre
Richey Public Library
Roosevelt County Friends of the Library – Wolf Point
West Shore Community Library

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Organizations work to make Christmas brighter
T

he holiday season can be
a difficult time of year
for anyone, especially those who
are in need. The stress of the
season mixed with financial woes
can be a lot for anyone to handle. The true spirit of the season
can be seen through the many
non-profit organizations who
work to make Christmas brighter
for our Montana neighbors.
Since 2007 the Town Pump
Charitable Foundation has assisted
these
organizations
with $500 grants through our
Adopt-A-Family program to
supplement their purchases of
toys, Christmas gifts, clothing,
linens, personal care items and
food for those in need. In 2019
these grants totaled $100,000.

Your company
has given soooo
much back to all the
communities! Because
of you we can truly say
…“Yes, Virginia there is
a Santa Claus!!”
- Cathi Hemry, The Knees Community Club

ORGANIZATIONS
receiving grants included:

Adventure Cycling Association
American Legion Auxiliary Hellgate Unite 27
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Head Start
Angela’s Piazza
Angels in Camo
Ascent Community Church
ASPEN
Avon Grange
AWARE EHS
Bear Creek Buckaroos 4-H
Bear Paw Beavers 4-H Club
Beartooth Billings Clinic
Beaverhead Development Corporation
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Butte
Big Sky Optimists Club of Billings
Big Timber Women’s Club
Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne
Bozeman Health Foundation
Bozeman Sourdough Lions Club

Broadwater Rodeo and Fair
Butte 4-C’s
Butte United Congregational Church
Capital High School - Bruin Pantry
CASA of Park & Sweet Grass Counties
CASA/GAL of Gallatin County
Cathedral of St. Helena
Catholic Social Services of Montana
Central Montana Family Planning
Child & Family Services - Missoula
Clark Fork Valley Women in Timber
Community Youth Initiative Advisory Board
Conrad/Brady Christmas Giving Tree
Corvallis United Methodist Church
Dillon Elks Lodge #1554
Dillon Main Street, LLC
Discovery House
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
East Middle School Student Council
East Side Athletic Club

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ORGANIZATIONS receiving grants included:
Eastern Montana Community
Mental Health Center
Eastern Montana Industries
Eastern Montana Mental Health Center
Essential Eats Distributors Inc.
Evergreen Rebekah Lodge #86
Explorers Academy/Head Start, Inc.
Family Outreach
Family Outreach Butte
Family Outreach, Inc. - Bozeman
Family Promise of Gallatin Valley
Family Promise of Greater Helena
Family Service - Billings
Family Support Network
First Presbyterian Church - Butte
Foster Care Project of Eastern Montana
Fresh Life Church – Billings
Fresh Life Church – Bozeman
Fresh Life Church – Butte
Fresh Life Church – Great Falls
Fresh Life Church – Helena
Fresh Life Church – Kalispell
Fresh Life Church – Missoula
Fresh Life Church – Polson
Fresh Life Church - Whitefish
Friends of Jaycee Park, LLC - Dillon
Friends of the Community, Inc.
Friends of the Sun River Valley Food Drive
Front Range CASA
Glendive Lions Club
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church - Butte
Good Samaritan Ministries
Half Moon Highlanders 4H Club
Hellgate Elementary School
Helping Hands of Alberton
Hi-Line’s Help for Abused Spouses
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Intermountain Children’s Home
International Association of Firefighters Local 4939
Joliet Middle School
Knees Community Club
Kruzin’ 4 Seniors, Inc.
Liam’s Wish Project
Lincoln County Community Health Center
Lower Yellowstone Chapter of A.B.A.T.E.
Meadowlark PTA
Miles City Foster Care Project

Miles City Soup Kitchen
Milltown Moose Lodge #2714
Missoula Family YMCA
Missoula VA
Missouri Valley Marketing
Montana Tech Foundation - Circle K Holiday Care
Morrison-Maierle
Mountain Brook Ladies Club
Mountain View Homemakers
Native American Children’s Association
Neighbor Works - Great Falls
Open Aid Alliance
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church

$950,000
GRANTED TO
THE ADOPT A FAMILY
PROGRAM SINCE 2007
Pad for Paws Foundation
Park County Health Department
Park County Rural Fire Dept. #1
PEO Chapter A W
Plymouth Congregational Church - UCC
Quality Life Concepts - Great Falls
Reach Higher Montana
Rebuilding Together
River of Life
RiverStone Health - Holiday Care Program
Rocky Mountain Baptist Church
Rotary Club of Butte
Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise
RSD, Inc.
Saddle Peak Elementary - Tree of Giving
Saint Mary Catholic Community
Sanders County Dog Training Club
Sanders County Sheriff’s Relief Fund
Sapphire Lutheran Home
Senior Solutions Hospice
Shepherd Montana Lions Club

Silver House - WMMHC
Snowy Mountain Industries
Soroptimist of Dillon
St Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
St. Leo’s Catholic Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Stevensville Christmas Sharing Tree
Stevensville Reserve Police Officer’s Association
Summit Independent Living Center
Superior Lions Club
The Angel Fund
The Dandelion Foundation
The Friendship Center
The Ruby Valley Giving Tree
Three Forks FCCLA
Three Mile Community Senior Center
Tikkun Olam Ministries
TIRIO SSS - University of Montana
TOPS #414 Inverness
Townsend Rotary Club
Toys for Tots - Powell County
Twin Bridges High School BPA
United Community Church
United Way of Cascade County
Western Montana Mental Health Center
Whittier Elementary PTO
Willing Workers Ladies Aid, Inc.
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation
Youth Connections Mentoring Program
Youth Dynamics - New Journey Group Home
Youth Dynamics - Bozeman
Youth Dynamics - Butte
Youth Dynamics - Choice Group Home
Youth Dynamics - Colstrip
Youth Dynamics - Glasgow
Youth Dynamics - Glendive
Youth Dynamics - Great Falls
Youth Dynamics - Helena
Youth Dynamics - Lakeview Group Home
Youth Dynamics - Miles City
Youth Dynamics - New Beginnings Group Home
Youth Dynamics - Opportunity Group Home
Youth Dynamics - Shelby
Youth Dynamics Great Falls
Youth Dynamics - Kalispell
YWCA – Missoula

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Grants provide funding for firefighters

T

own Pump recognizes the importance of
firefighters and their dedication to helping
others. The demand for equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, protective equipment, water
tanks and more is enormous. In 2019 grants provided funding for a variety of needs including personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained
breathing apparatus (SCBA), hoses, tank lifts, automated external defibrillators (AED) units - used
for people experiencing cardiac arrest, radios, water pumps and gas monitors.

FIRST RESPONDERS

A sincere thank you for the grant allowing Liberty
County to purchase two new AEDs! Our courthouse and
sheriff’s office now have the ability to better save a life due
-Liberty County Commissioners
to your generosity.

Broadwater County First Responders
City of Troy Fire Department
Clancy Volunteer Fire Department
Columbus Rural Fire District
Dearborn Fire Service Area
Havre Fire Department
Jefferson County Volunteer Fire Department
Manhattan Fire Fighters Association
South Kalispell Volunteer Fire Fighters
Association
Town of Superior Fire Department

Town Pump
supports MT Vets
accross the state
M

ontana has one of the highest per capital
Veteran populations in the United States.
Approximately 1 in 10 Montana residents are veterans. Over 70% of the Montana veteran population
live in rural Montana.

Our Town Pump family cannot say
thank you enough to our veterans for
their service to our country.

For many veterans, assimilating back into civilian life can be difficult. High rates of homelessness,
traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and a
military culture that can be resistant to seeking help
are all aggravating factors for veterans.
The Town Pump Charitable Foundation works
with many groups across the state to support our
veterans as they return back to Montana.

Thank you to Town Pump
from the Poverello Veterans
Programs. The handicap
accessible van will make such
a difference for Veterans in our
programs who struggle with
mobility.

VETERAN’S GROUPS
Braach Shepherds for Vets
Chinook Houses – Billings
Homeward for Heroes
Horses, Spirits, Healing
Human Therapy on Horseback
– Kalispell
K9 Care Montana
Montana Quilts of Valor

Montana Vets, Montana Waters
Montana Veterans Foundation
(Willis Cruise House)
Montana Warriors on the
Waters
The Learning Center
The Poverello Center
Xsports4Vets

-Jill Bunny, Poverello Veterans Programs

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Creating aha! moments through the Educational Alliance
SCHOOLS receiving grants included:

E

xxon/Mobil is fueling young minds and
helping create aha! moments
through the Educational Alliance. Through Town Pump’s
more than 40 year partnership with Exxon/Mobil, we
secure grants for Montana
schools. These grants are to
support science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM)
education within the communities we serve. In 2019, sixty
seven (67) Montana schools
received $500 grants for a total
of $33,500.

Lincoln Primary School – Anaconda
Anaconda High School – Anaconda
Ridgeview Elementary – Belgrade
Heck/Quaw Elementary – Belgrade
Big Timber School – Big Timber
Arrowhead School – Billings
Boulder Elementary School – Billings
Bonner School – Bonner
Boulder Elementary School – Boulder
Hawthorne School – Bozeman
Browning Elementary School – Browning
Emerson School – Butte
Kennedy Elementary School – Butte
Whittier Elementary School – Butte
Hillcrest Elementary School – Butte
Margaret Leary Elementary School – Butte
West Elementary School – Butte
East Middle School – Butte
Butte High School – Butte
Ruder Elementary School – Columbia Falls
Glacier Gateway Elementary School – C Falls
Helmville School – Helmville
Meadowlark School – Chinook

Pine Butte Elementary School – Colstrip
Columbus Elementary School – Columbus
Conrad Elementary School – Conrad
Anna Jeffries Elementary – Cut Bank
O. D. Speer School – Deer Lodge
Parkview School – Dillon
Radley Elementary School – East Helena
Ennis School – Ennis
Eureka Elementary School – Eureka
Forsyth Elementary School – Forsyth
North Middle School – Great Falls
Sacajawea School – Great Falls
Washington School – Hamilton
Daly School – Hamilton
Hardin Primary School – Hardin
Sunnyside School – Havre
Kessler School – Helena
Broadwater School – Helena
Jim Darcy School – Helena
Cornelius Hedges School – Kalispell
Fred W Graff School – Laurel
Garfield School – Lewistown
Libby Elementary School – Libby

B A Winans School – Livingston
Lolo Elementary School – Lolo
Woodman School – Lolo
Jefferson School – Miles City
Russell School – Missoula
Lowell School – Missoula
Franklin Elementary School – Missoula
Plains Elementary School – Plains
Linderman School – Polson
Ramsay School – Ramsay
K William Harvey Elementary School – Ronan
Shelby Elementary School – Shelby
Superior Elementary School – Superior
Thompson Falls Elementary – Thompson
Falls
Three Forks Elementary School – Three Forks
Cecelia Hazelton School – Townsend
W F Morris School – Troy
White Sulphur Springs Elementary – WSS
L A Muldown School – Whitefish
Whitehall Elementary School – Whitehall
Northside School – Wolf Point

Your
continued
support is
appreciated
more than any
thank you can
express. To
some larger
schools $500
probably seems
like a ‘drop in
the bucket’!
Well, that
money fills our
bucket! Thanks
so much for all
you do for our
community.
-Helmville School

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Town Pump sees need for emergency
shelters during extreme weather

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omeless shelters exist to
provide residents with a
safe environment and protection
from the exposure to weather while
reducing the impact on community
services (police, emergency room
care, etc.). Montana is fortunate to
have many well-run shelters in our
larger communities. Besides shelter and food, many shelters work

to get families and individuals back
on the road to permanent housing.
The extreme cold weather experienced across the state in early
2019 taxed the resources of many
shelters. The Town Pump Charitable Foundation assisted many shelters with donations for housing
and food.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS
Montana Rescue Mission – Billings
Bozeman Warming Center
Action Inc. – Butte
Butte Rescue Mission
Family Shelter of the Butterroot

Great Falls Rescue Mission
God’s Love Shelter – Helena
Heart of Butte Café
Hope Rescue Mission – Missoula
Poverello Center – Missoula

Donations help grant special
dreams of Montana’s children

$25,000 matching
grant saves patients
100s of miles of travel

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unded
entirely
through donations and fundraising
events, the Montana
Hope Project is run entirely by volunteers and
is not affiliated with any
national organization.
Donations received help
grant the special dreams of Montana’s children
with a critical or chronic illness.
Each year the Montana Hope Project holds a
reunion at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana.
This reunion bonds volunteers and their families.
Many families continue to attend the reunion in
memory of their children. It makes the Montana
Hope Project unique among wish-granting organizations.
The Town Pump Charitable Foundation supports the Montana Hope Project to help spread
hope to Montana children and their families.

3

D Mammography is a revolutionary
breast x-ray that has an increased detection rate of invasive cancers by 41%. The
3D part of the exam allows radiologists to
examine breast tissue one thin layer at a time,
in seconds, like flipping pages of a book.
The Town Pump Charitable Foundation was pleased to partner with the Central
Montana Medical Center Foundation with a
$25,000 match grant for the purchase of a
3D Mammography machine for the Central
Montana Medical Center (Lewistown). The
Central Montana Medical Center Foundation raised $48,000 during the match campaign.
This equipment will allow patients not to
have to travel 110 miles for this revolutionary breast x-ray, allowing for healthcare close
to home.

We cannot begin to thank you…. We struggle to find ways to fund this wonderful program and
we would be in jeopardy of not being able to serve all those in need without your generous contribution.
Thank you for all you do for the less fortunate!!

Lisa Foreman, Community Hope, Inc.

ADDITIONAL GRANTS AWARDED IN 2019
Anaconda
Anaconda
Arlee
Big Fork
Big Sandy
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings
Billings Area
Box Elder
Bozeman
Bozeman
Bozeman
Bozeman
Bozeman
Bozeman
Bozeman
Bozeman

Anaconda Celebrations United Veterans
Pintler Pets
Friend of Arlee School
Big Fork Elementary & Middle School
Big Sandy Cultural Fund
Youth Dynamics
Young Families Early Head Start
Ponderosa Elementary School
Harvest Church
Angela’s Piazza
Marine Corps League National Convention
RiverStone Health Foundation
Rimrock Learning Center - Billings Public
Schools
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Dress for Success Billings
Adult Resource Alliance
Billings Clinic Foundation
Beartooth Mountain Christian Ministries
St. Mary Catholic Church
Haven
Family Promise of Gallatin Valley
Sage Gardeners
Children’s Museum & Steam Lab
Child Care Connections
Greater Impact
Befrienders
Bozeman Senior Social Center

Browning
Butte
Butte
Butte

Blackfeet Manpower
Butte Central BC to DC
Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church
Montana Tech Institute for Educational
Opportunities
Butte
DPHHS - Child & Family Services
Butte
Resurruction Cemetery Assoc.
Butte
Big Hole River Foundation
Butte
United Way of Butte & Anaconda
Butte
Child Bridge
Butte
Butte Silver Bow 4-H
Butte
Montana Tech Foundaiton
Butte
Central Education Foundation
Butte
Dream Big Foundation
Butte
Let Us Run
Butte
Mainstreet Uptown Butte
Butte
Montana Gaelic Cultural Society
Butte
The Mother Lode Theatre
Butte
Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre
Butte
Butte Historical Memorials, Inc.
Butte
World Museum of Mining
Butte
Safe Space, Inc.
Butte
St. James Healthcare Foundation
Butte
Butte Symphony Association
Cascade
The Town of Cascade
Chester
Liberty County
Chinook
Sweet Medical Center
Columbia Falls Farming for the Future Academy

Columbia Falls
Columbus
Columbus
Conrad
Corvallis
Culbertson
Dillon
Dillon
East Helena
Fort Benton
Grass Range
Great Falls
Great Falls
Great Falls
Great Falls
Great Falls
Great Falls
Great Falls
Great Falls
Hamilton
Havre
Havre
Havre
Helena
Helena
Helena
Helena

School District Number Six
Fishtail School
Granite Peak Little League
Caring for Kids
Heartism Community Center
Roosevelt Memorial Healthcare
Foundation
New Hope Pregnancy Support Center
Barrett Hospital Foundation
Prickly Pear Fireworks
Chouteau County
Grass Range High School
Electric City Lions Club
Royal Family Kids
Sunburst Unlimited, Inc.
Conservatory ASL Northwest
Great Falls Scottish Rite
YWCA Great Falls
Young Parents Education Center
PEACE PLACE
Laundry Love Hamilton
Montana Actors Theatre, Inc.
Havre Public Schools
St. Jude Thaddeus School
Lewis & Clark Literacy Council
Exploration Works!
NAMI Montana
YWCA Helena

Helena
Helena/
Great Falls
Kalispell
Kalispell
Kalispell
Kalispell
Kalispell
Laurel
Lewistown
Lewistown
Lewistown
Lewistown
Libby
Livingston
Livingston
Miles City
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula

Bryant Elementary School
Project Linus
Youth Dynamics
Northwest Montana United Way
Flathead Community College
Code Girls United
Evergreen School District #50
Laurel High School
Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Lewistown Art Center
Boys & Girls Club of Lewistown
Central Montana Medical Center
Foundation
Libby Area Business Association
Links for Learning
Friends of the Community, Inc.
Garfield Elementary School
Zootown Arts Community Center
The Salvation Army
Corps Coummunity Center
Watson Children’s Shelter
Center for Music by People with Disabilities
Garden City Harvest
Missoula Education Foundation
Homeword
Ronald McDonald House of Western
Montana

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“

Let me win. But if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt.

”

Special Olympics

continues long-standing
partnership with Town Pump

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own Pump continues its long standing partnership
with Special Olympics Montana as Premier Mission
Partner of the Montana Law Enforcement Torch Run, Premier Sponsor of the State Basketball Tournament, Premier
Sponsor of the Area Winter Games and Platinum Sponsor
of the State Summer Games.
Every February and March, Town Pump team members
show their support for Special Olympics Montana through
the sale of $5.00 MTN/Chevy Truck raffle tickets. Since
2006, Town Pump team members have sold 266,895 raffle
tickets raising $1,339,285 for Special Olympics Montana.

Town Pump offers three Town Pump Gift Cards as
drawing prizes: 1 - $5,000, 1- $3,000 and 1 - $1,000.
Watch for your chance to win! Town Pump team
members will begin selling raffle tickets on
February 1, 2020 until March 31, 2020. Tickets can
be purchased with both cash and debit cards.

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Town Pump will offer $500,000 in grants statewide
for volunteer EMT and ambulance services in 2020
A

s Montanans we agree
that we are fortunate to live in “The Last Best
Place.” We are proud of our
sprawling scenic terrain.
Many smaller Montana
communities are served by
volunteer ambulance services
who rely heavily on donations
to fund their critical mission.
Currently there are 90 Volunteer non-transporting EMS
agencies in Montana and
109 volunteer/mixed ground
transporting EMS agencies in
Montana.
In 2020 the Town Pump
Charitable Foundation will
be making $500,000 in grants
available statewide for volunteer EMT and ambulance
services for equipment and
supplies.
Potential grant items could
include AEDS, radios/pagers,
tablets, and ambulance child
restraints.
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Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Missoula
Philipsburg
Plains

Grants will be
accepted from
March 1, 2020
through March 31,
2020. Applications
and grant
information will
be on the Town
Pump Charitable
Foundation
website starting in
late February.

www.townpumpfoundation.com
ADDITIONAL GRANTS AWARDED IN 2019

Missoula Aging Services
Providence Montana Health Foundation
The Learning Center
Missoula Aging Services
Hellgate Elementary Primary School
Big Sky High School
WORD
The Flagship Program
Granite County Medical Foundation
Committee for Safe Swimming

Plains
Plains
Polson
Polson
Red Lodge
Red Lodge
Rudyard
Shelby
Sheridan
Simms

Dentistry From the Heart - MT West Dentist
Plains Public Schools
Valley View Elementary School
Helping Hands Fund
Red Lodge Area Community Foundation
Red Lodge Community Foundation
Bethel Luthern Church
Northern Transit Interlocal
Ruby Valley Wood Bank
Simms High School

Somers/
Lakeside
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide

Somers Middle School
Montana Meth Project
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
Ski for Light
Volunteers of America
Montana East-West Shrine Game
The Good Grief Group
Montana Cattlemen’s Foundation
DPHHS - Senior Long Term Care

$42,000 in scholarships awarded in 2019
Thank you for believing in my future
T
and investing…into my higher education. I
he Town Pump Scholarship Program was established to assist all
Town Pump employees, their children
and/or grandchildren to continue their
education after high school. $42,000 in
scholarships was awarded for full-time
study at an accredited Montana institution
of the student’s choice.

am truly grateful to have the ability to pursue
my dream job as an agronomist.
-Destiny Ayers, Montana State University Student

Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide
Statewide

Jeremy Bullock Memorial Trust
Montana Independent Living Project, Inc.
Arthritis Foundation
Adopt A Sox
Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation
American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention

TOWN PUMP
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Destiny Ayers
Alex Bowcutt
Tyler Brockman
Dedrich Brush
Quinn Corbin
Sarah Drew
Joslyn Earles

Alina Gonzales
Rylee Gonzales
Andrew Johnson
Bobbi Kipf
Tatum Kirschenheiter
Claire Manson
Loren Minnick

Lyla Nelson
Angie Putnam
Annika Rapp
Holden Sampson
Emma Seccomb
Megan Udeck
Alivia Wixsten

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