Kwik Fill’s annual Laurel Run promotion set to begin
From June 29 to July 19, area residents can show their support for people with disabilities by buying paper sneakers in conjunction with the 19th annual Laurel Run.
For the 13th straight year, The Resource Center and Filling the Gap, Inc., are partnering with United Refining Company’s Kwik Fill and Red Apple Food Mart locations to sell paper sneakers. Customers who buy a sneaker can write their name on the sneaker and have it displayed in the store. The suggested donation is $1, but donations of any amount are appreciated.
Sneakers will be sold at participating locations in Chautauqua and Erie counties in New York, and in Warren County, PA. The sneakers bear an image of event namesake Laurel Hotelling.
All the money raised in Chautauqua County goes to Filling the Gap to support disability awareness and prevention efforts, and to enhance employment and work training opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Money raised in Erie and Warren counties will be split with organizations that support people with disabilities in each of those counties. In Erie County, proceeds from the sneaker sales will be split with Heritage Centers; in Warren County, money will be split with Bollinger Enterprises.