Forward Corporation is proud to announce that $8,900 was raised as part of Shell’s Giving Pump Program. $8,100 was raised for Make-A-Wish® Michigan and $800 for the Arenac Community Center.

“Make-A-Wish® Michigan is grateful to our corporate friends like Forward Corporation for helping to grant wishes to Michigan children,” said Michael Hull, the President & CEO of Make a Wish Michigan. “Being selected as a beneficiary from The Giving Pump program allows more transformational wishes to come true for local children battling critical illnesses."

One pump at 23 Forward Shell convenience stores were designated as the “Giving Pump” where 1¢ of the proceeds were donated to Make-A-Wish Michigan for every gallon of fuel pumped at that dispenser from August 1 through October 30. The proceeds from the Arenac County Shell locations were donated to the Arenac Community Center.

“We are proud to support the community center through Shell’s Giving Pump program to help raise money for such a deserving cause,” Forward Corporation President Abby Moniz said. “The community center is a wonderful resource for children and families in this area.”

Earlier this year Forward Corporation donated over $25,000 to Make-A-Wish Michigan through Forward’s 36 th Annual Golf Outing at the Dream Golf Course in West Branch on August 29 th .

“We are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish Michigan to help raise money for such a deserving cause,” Forward Corporation President Abby Moniz said. “We are happy to help bring some joy to children with critical illnesses.”

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes that bring hope for children with critical illnesses at a time when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish® Michigan has granted more than 11,000 transformational wishes to

Michigan children. Make-A-Wish Michigan serves children throughout the entire state and is funded through community support. Public donations can be made at

The Arenac Community Center opened in 2019 thanks to the efforts of local citizens who saw a need for more community programs and facilities. The center offers a variety of programs, meeting space, recreational activities, and after-school programs. Public donations can be made at

About Forward Corporation:

Forward Corporation is a fifth-generation, family-owned and operated Michigan company that has been in business over 98 years. Known primarily for its 29 Shell and Marathon convenience stores, Forward’s brand portfolio has grown to include Subway restaurants, a Super 8 Hotel, a Quality Inn Hotel, and The Lumber Jack Restaurant in West Branch. Forward Corporation also owns and operates Forward Energy, a home-heating business, and T.R. McTaggart, a custom screen print and embroidery business. Forward Corporation is headquartered in Standish, Mi., and proudly employs nearly 900 Michigan residents across the state.