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    QuikTrip Helps Atlanta United Way Exceed Goal

    The company's $1 million-plus donation will go to help the area's less fortunate.

    ATLANTA -- Convenience store operator QuikTrip helped the Atlanta United Way exceed its 2007 fundraising campaign goal of $81 million with a more than $1 million donation, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

    "As the need continues to grow, once again the caring people of Atlanta have given so unselfishly to those who are less fortunate," the fundraising campaign's chairman, Mike Garrett, told the Constitution, adding that the economic downturn had not dampened enthusiasm for the campaign.

    The nonprofit's campaign exceeded its goal by $210,000, according to the report. In addition, QuikTrip entered the million-dollar contribution category with a total of $1.06 million, the report stated.

    "I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to achieve double-digit growth in some campaigns and that we got a couple of new million-dollar companies," Milton Little, president of the United Way, told the paper.

    The $81.2 million campaign was the second largest in Atlanta's United Way history, according to the paper.

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