Valero Donates $550,000 of Benefit for Children Proceeds to Local Charities

The Valero Benicia Refinery distributed $550,000 to local charities from funds raised through the Valero Texas Open (VTO). This year the tournament and associated events, including the Valero Benefit for Children (BFC), generated a record-breaking $23 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the country.

“Across the U.S., hundreds of BFC-recipient charities are positively impacting thousands of lives, and all for one purpose - to make a difference for children,” said Josh Tulino, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Benicia Refinery. “We’re proud to partner with these agencies and work together to improve children’s lives right here in Solano & Contra Costa County.”

Local 2023 Valero Benefit for Children recipients are:

• Bay Area Crisis Nursery Services

• Benicia Unified School District

• Fighting Back Partnership

• Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County

• Friends of Loma Vista Farm

• Junior Achievement of Northern California

• Leaven Kids

• Special Olympics of Northern California

• Vallejo City Unified School District

Valero Benefit for Children Video

Valero Benicia Refinery Holds Giving Tuesday Match Campaign

This year's giving Tuesday was a success! Valero Benicia Refinery matched all gifts to the Food Bank dollar for dollar, raising $270,800.

Every one dollar donated provides four holiday meals for neighbors who might otherwise have had to skip their cherished traditions to afford basics like rent or bills. That's for opportunities for neighbors to come together for a moment of joy, connection, comfort, and more.

Giving Tuesday Presentation

Valero Benicia Refinery Supports Camp Taylor

This last year, Valero Benicia Refinery supported Camp Taylor in Modesto and we look forward to supporting them again this year! Camp Taylor is a non-profit medically supervised camp for children with heart disease and their families.

Camp Taylor Website

Valero Benicia Refinery and Benicia Fire Department Conclude Training Session

Valero Benicia Refinery is proud to have hosted another two-day collaborative training session with the Benicia Fire Department. We work with the fire department to safely prepare for any situation by developing crucial skills and capabilities. We are glad to be able to strengthen communication and cooperation with the Fire Department.

Benicia Fire Department Post

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