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Retailer Donates $711 to San Diego Music Foundation for Taylor Guitars in Local Schools

December 2, 2014 (El Cajon)--7-Eleven, Inc. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest El Cajon store Wednesday, Dec. 3, that includes free coffee, donuts, and guitars for local schools. The store is located at 500 N. Second St., south of Interstate Highway 8.

As part of the event, 7-Eleven® Market Manager Sebastian Turcu will cut the ceremonial ribbon before presenting a $711 check to Mark Laturno, development coordinator for the San Diego Music Foundation. The donation, equivalent to the cost of three Taylor guitars, will ultimately benefit area El Cajon Schools through the foundation’s “Guitars for Schools” program.

San Diego East County Chamber General Manager Eric Lund will participate in the ribbon-cutting, and other local VIPs have been invited to attend.

Open to the public, the event begins at 8 a.m., with the ribbon-cutting and check presentation at 8:15. Free doughnuts, coffee and other hot beverages will be served.

“While 7-Eleven is an international company, our locations are neighborhood stores,” Turcu said. “Learning what’s important to the community and finding ways to support those efforts is one way we like to stay involved. Our contribution to purchase guitars for schools through the San Diego Music Foundation and Taylor Guitars reflects our commitment to El Cajon, particularly its youngest residents.”

The Second Street 7-Eleven location is the 19th in El Cajon. At more than 2,900 square feet, the spacious store offers old favorites like fresh-brewed coffee, Slurpee® frozen carbonated beverages and Big Gulp® fountain drinks, and new favorites like delivered-fresh-daily sandwiches and baked goods, salads, fresh fruit, hot pizza and chicken wings. The store also carries an extensive selection of value-priced, private-label snack, candy, grocery and non-foods items under the 7-Select™ brand.

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“We encourage local residents to come by and see what we’ve got cooking, and brewing, at our newest 7-Eleven store in El Cajon,” Turcu said. “It’s a fresh, new store full of lots of fresh, new items to help make life easier and more enjoyable.”

The San Diego Music Foundation was created to make music performance accessible to San Diego County children and youth by providing them with guitars, to express themselves creatively. Guitars for Schools is a program developed by the foundation and Taylor Guitars, to introduce the guitar to music curricula in San Diego County schools. The guitar’s familiarity and popularity among young people make it an excellent tool for getting them interested in music and the performing arts.

7-Eleven operates over 54,400 stores in 16 countries. The company  has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail.” 7-Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2014 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. . Find out more online at


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