Par Mar Stores host kickoff event for children in crisis


Par Mar Stores across the state gave back to children during their multi-week campaign for Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. 

The society assisted more than 1,500 children in 2017 with hopes of connecting more children to a great home.

“In all of their gas stations across the state of West Virginia they place little paper flowers that individuals can purchase for a dollar. They can be recognized by putting their name on the flower and putting it on the wall and all of these proceeds from the paper flowers go back to the community for foster care and adoption services within the whole state of West Virginia,” said Child & Family Services supervisor, Brandi Davis.

There were also one dollar raffles for prizes to help raise money for the children. Right now there are more than 6 thousand children with out-of-home care. In addition, there are over 1,200 children in need of adoption.

The statewide campaign was conducted by West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA) and their members. Businesses involved include Par Mar Stores, BFS, Go-Mart, Little General and Defazio Oil.

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