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PHOENIX -- Circle K convenience stores in Arizona helped raise $3.4 million in 2009 for United Cerebral Palsy organizations in Phoenix and Tucson, AZCentral.com reported.
The 2009 contribution was 16 percent higher than the year before, which Dan Rossi, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy in Arizona, attributed the increase to an effort to make Circle K employees more aware of the organization and to consumers who are "contributing their change because they are no longer able to write $100 checks," he said in the report.
Additionally, more than 80 percent of the money was raised via small donations put into canisters on the checkout counters in all Circle K stores, and the rest came from two Circle K-sponsored golf tournaments, the report stated.
Circle K has been affiliated with United Cerebral Palsy for 25 years and is the organization's largest corporate sponsor.
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