In The Community

Lewis & Raulerson – Friendly Express Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Believes in giving back to the community.

Our mission is to give back to local charities that enhance the lives of children and families in the communities we serve. We give back in many ways throughout the year from our annual Charity Golf Tournament to our Feeding Families on Friday program. Below are some of the charities we support and hold dear to our heart.

18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

We Did It! Over $1,000,000 Raised for Local Charities Since 2000! Lewis & Raulerson – Friendly Express Charitable Foundation, Inc. recently held its 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the lovely Jekyll Island Golf Club, benefiting several charities including: Dreams Come True, Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, Coastal Coalition for Children, Satilla Hospice and Kingdom Care to name a few. The tournament was a huge success with sponsorship at an all-time high. This year’s tournament raised an excess of $130,000.00 and a combined total of more than $1,000,000.00 since its humble beginnings in 2000. At the core of our foundation stands our commitment to enhance the lives of children and families in our community. A sincere THANK YOU to all participants, volunteers and sponsors. Its with their generosity, hard work and dedication that the event is successful year after year.

Good Samaritan, Boys & Girls Club, Tabitha’s Place & Fair Haven

Good Samaritan, Boys & Girls Club, Tabitha’s Place & Fair Haven

Feeding Families on Friday

In addition to our Wonderful Charities we support each year, we also focus on the hunger crisis in our communities. 

Feeding Families on Fridays, Friendly Express and Lewis and Raulerson have donated over $163,000 to local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens thru their Feeding Families on Friday initiative. Every Friday when a customer buys ANY Size fountain drink or coffee, we will donate 10 cent for each cup sold. 100% of the money collected has been distributed to Food Pantries in the same community as the store that collected it. In 2013 we decided to address a growing concern that affected all of our communities, and after speaking to all our employees we discovered the overwhelming need was to help feed people in our communities, hence Feeding Families on Friday was conceived. This program was designed not to be a short term fund raising effort but has become a way of life.