The story of Wawa’s partnership with JDRF to find a cure for T1D!


Since 1994, Wawa has been a strong partner in support of JDRF and T1D research, contributing more than $10 million through direct contributions and in-store fundraising campaigns in more than 940 Wawa stores throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.


JDRF was the first coin canister campaign that Wawa started and is the longest-standing partnership! Our partnership is further enhanced by donations from The Wawa Foundation, which is committed to helping JDRF create a world without T1D—and to building strong communities by supporting causes related to health, hunger, and everyday heroes.


Every fall, when you stop by your local Wawa for your regular coffee, hoagie, or other delicious snacks, be sure to drop your spare change in their JDRF coin collection canister or donate at the register. If you’re lucky, you’ll get the limited edition JDRF coffee clutch!

Wawa associates also participate in JDRF One Walk events and are encouraged to join teams to further drive awareness, fundraising, and team engagement in the communities they serve. The foundation selects signature walks where they kick start the team fundraising. In addition, the foundation will match employee fundraising efforts up to $100 on any of the JDRF One Walk events!


Wawa’s involvement with JDRF is a wonderful example of associates and customers working together to achieve the shared vision of creating a world without T1D.


We thank Wawa and its associates for all they do!