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DUXBURY, Mass. -- VERC Enterprises, an independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations, recently presented $500 grants to two Massachusetts elementary schools -- North Pembroke Elementary School and Cold Spring Elementary School.
The grants can be used for a broad range of academic enhancement or sports programs. North Pembroke will use the money for materials at the school’s reading library.
Both grants were made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. Since 2000, the program has contributed roughly $13 million to local schools through its Exxon and Mobil retailers, according to VERC’s announcement.
"We're proud to participate in such a fine program that recognizes and supports the quality of local schools," said Leo Vercollone, CEO of VERC Enterprises.
Presenting the check to North Pembroke Elementary School Principal Jean Selines and Assistant Principal Deborah Conover was Shan Muhammad, manager of the VERC Mobil Pembroke. Presenting the check to Cold Spring Principal David Sinclair was Michael McCormack, manager of the VERC Mobil Plymouth, the company stated.
VERC Enterprises operates locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and, now, southern New Hampshire. The company began 30 years ago with a single car wash. Today, the business has more than 185 employees and is actively recruiting new associates and assistant managers for its stores.