Partners in Hope Mission Statement

Velstar supports a variety of corporate giving initiatives to positively impact the lives of our customers and our communities. We embrace our social responsibility by giving of our money, our time and our unique expertise to honor the sacrifices of first responders, to support the unmet health and welfare needs of children, to encourage achievement in higher education and to promote the power of positive thinking through our partnerships with these worthy organizations:

Tunnel to Towers

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Positive for Life

The Positive for Life Foundation’s Mission is to provide individuals and Organizations the resources to motivate and inspire people in the areas of self-esteem, positive thinking, goal-setting, and achievement so they can realize and live their dreams every day.

Woodson Center Information

Headquartered in Washington D.C., The Woodson Center is an innovative national nonprofit that helps community and faith-based organizations solve issues facing their communities. The Woodson Center works to identify and bring recognition and funding to strengthen the efforts of indigenous neighborhood leaders and organizations that are effectively addressing critical problems of their communities through innovative initiatives.

St. Judes Children's Hospital

The Mission of  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Rutgers University Team Up

TeamUP is a mentoring program that helps in the transformation of Rutgers Business School undergraduates and MBA students into responsible business professionals. Those students accepted into the program will consult one-on-one with a business professional to obtain insights about the nature of their profession as well as guidance on how to grow and prosper within the profession.

R Fund Mission:

R Fund is Rutgers Athletics’ annual giving program. Its goal is to provide student athletes with the support they need to reach their full potential; as students, as athletes, and as individuals. The financial contributions of our donors help advance the mission of Rutgers Athletics and give our student athletes the resources they need to compete.