Giving families a lift when they need it most

Giving families a lift when they need it most

Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program helps bridge the distance between home and hospital for families with children requiring medical care.

Each year, Irving Oil provides seven partner hospitals with fuel gift cards to be distributed to families in need of a lift. Through these partnerships, we have been able to support more than 50,000 families when they need it most.

Every time you visit an Irving Oil location, you’re helping to make our Fuel the Care program possible.

Whether we were waving at cars on the road, pumping gas for customers, or handing out rubber duckies at our sites, the good energy of Fuel the Care could be felt in the air.

In 2017, more than 350 employees volunteered at over 30 retail locations across Quebec, Atlantic Canada and New England to make the day special, celebrating the program’s 15th year. At Whitegate, members of the team enjoyed a celebration at the refinery. In August, the Whitegate team and their families were joined by local residents in a beach cleanup event. It was their way of fuelling the care in their community.

Working with a network of seven partner hospitals in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and New England, Fuel the Care has supported more than 50,000 families and caregivers who needed to travel frequently to access medical care for their children.

“Our customers’ support allows us to help thousands of families every year with Fuel the Care,” says Sarah Irving, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer for Irving Oil. “We are very thankful for their support in helping to make a difference for families in our local communities.”

Jennifer Gillivan, President and CEO of the IWK Foundation, says the hospital is grateful to be a partner of the Irving Oil Fuel the Care program.

“At the IWK, our patients and families come from across the Maritimes. Fuel the Care allows the IWK Health Centre to provide additional care for our patients by extending to them the gift of transportation and relieving part of the burden associated with travel for their treatment.”