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At GATE, giving back to the community has always been a part of our culture. In 2008, we formed the GATE Foundation to formalize our community philanthropy process with a mission of supporting the efforts and services that nurture and protect the well-being of “Family and Community.” We are proud to celebrate the foundation’s 10 year anniversary and our decades of giving to and serving the communities we serve.

Giving Back
To Our Community

GATE Stores Raise $65,000 for American Cancer Society

In Nov, 2021 Gate presented the American Cancer Society with a $65,000 donation to support breast cancer research and awareness.  Funds were raised in GATE stores across FL, GA, NC and SC as part of GATE’s pink ribbon paper icon campaign.  Customers either donated $1 and signed their name to a pink ribbon paper icon … Continue reading GATE Stores Raise $65,000 for American Cancer Society

GATE Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $170,00 for Firefighters for Families

GATE presented a check for $170,000 to St. John’s County Firefighters for Families. Funds were raised during their annual charity golf tournament held in October.  This charity supports families in need who reside in St. Johns County, Florida and promotes school readiness and attendance.

GATE Stores Raise $40,000 for ALS Association

Funds were raised in GATE’s convenience stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina through the company’s semi-annual paper icon campaign. Between May 1 and May 21, customers could donate $1.00 and sign their name on an ALS paper icon displayed in the GATE store or by rounding up their purchase to the nearest … Continue reading GATE Stores Raise $40,000 for ALS Association

GATE Coin Box Charity Round-Up raises $45,000 for Ronald McDonald House

GATE customers raised $45,000 for Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Charities. Funds were raised January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 as part of GATE’s coin box campaign and charity round-up option. Coin collection boxes were placed at the registers of all GATE stores across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to collect donations. Customers … Continue reading GATE Coin Box Charity Round-Up raises $45,000 for Ronald McDonald House

GATE COIN BOX, CHARITY ROUND-UP CAMPAIGN RAISES $80,000 FOR TOM COUGHLIN JAY FUND

March 2021, GATE customers raised $80,000 for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.  Supporting the Jay Fund was special to GATE store manager Brittany Lee. Her daughter, Rylie, battled cancer and their family received support from the Jay Fund during her treatment.

GATE STORES, CUSTOMERS RAISE $80,000 FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

GATE donated $80,000 to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to support breast cancer research and awareness. Funds were raised in GATE stores as part of the company’s pink ribbon paper icon campaign that ran from October 1 – 21, 2020.

GATE Marks 60th Anniversary with $60,000 Donation to Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida

The GATE Foundation used the company’s 60th anniversary as an opportunity to raise matching funds from its vendors and business partners. The Foundation typically hosts its annual charity golf tournament in the fall, where supporters raise money for a selected charity. However, COVID-19 restrictions put a halt to the 2020 event.

GATE COIN BOX CAMPAIGN RAISES $45,000 FOR ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

The GATE Foundation and GATE customers raised $45,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Funds were raised January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 as part of GATE’s coin box campaign. Coin collection boxes with a description of the Alzheimer’s Association were placed at the registers of all GATE stores to collect donations from customers

In 1985, GATE become a major sponsor of the Jacksonville River Run, the US National Championship 15K and in 1993, became the Title Sponsor which renamed the event the GATE River Run. Each year, the race attracts more than 20,000 elite and recreational runners from around the world to conquer the “green monster”; the nickname for the Hart Bridge that tests your true strength at mile 8 of the race. In partnership with 1st Place Sports, GATE holds a logo design contest for each year’s logo. The winner receives $2,000 with second and third place receiving $250. The winning design is used as the logo, t-shirt design and medal. We are proud to sponsor this exciting event for not only our community but for runners everywhere.