INK! partners with Carmelo’s Shell and First Coast Energy for Shell’s “The Giving Pump” Aug. 1 through Oct. 31

The Giving Pump at Carmelo's Shell Station on King Street in St. Augustine

Consumers have the opportunity to use their fill-up for good in St. Augustine, Fla.

St. Augustine, Fla. — Aug. 1, 2022 — Investing in Kids (INK!) is partnering with Joe Tringali and Carmelo’s Shell along with First Coast Energy, LLP for the Shell USA “The Giving Pump” as part of its Force For Good initiative to drive positive change in local communities by giving back. Starting Monday, August 1 and running through Monday, October 31, a portion of the purchases made by consumers who use the designated pump will support INK! at the Carmelo’s Shell gas station, 146 King Street in St. Augustine, Fla.

“The Giving Pump” in historic, downtown St. Augustine is specially marked with colorful signage to inspire consumers to fuel up and support INK! Participation in the program will cost customers nothing extra. A portion of every fill-up at the designated pump will be donated to INK!

“We are very grateful to First Coast Energy and Joe Tringali, the local gas station owner, for designating INK! as the recipient charity of ‘The Giving Pump’ campaign,” said Lueders. “The funds generated during this campaign will allow INK! to continue to provide much needed programs and services across St. Johns County,” said Donna Lueders, INK! Executive Director.

More than 6,500 Shell stations across the U.S. are participating in the three-month Giving Pump initiative. Since launching Force for Good, Shell has highlighted the impacts its wholesalers have made in the communities in which they operate, going beyond fuel quality and loyalty. In 2021, Shell Wholesalers and retailers donated more than $1.5 million and supported more than 400 children’s charities through The Giving Pump.

Visit to find additional program details, participating sites, and content on local charity partners. Follow @ShellStationsUS to learn about current information. 

Al Jackson, Donna Lueders and Joe Tringali unveil The Giving Pump at Carmelo's Shell St. Augustine

Al Jackson of First Coast Energy, LLC, Donna Lueders, INK! Executive Director, and Joe Tringali, owner of Carmelo’s Shell & Carmelo’s Pizza, unveil The Giving Pump at Carmelo’s Shell at 146 King Street in historic St. Augustine.