Cato Cares

Nothing means more to us at Cato than being proud members of the community. As a family business with deep roots in Delmarva, we strongly believe in being good corporate citizens. That’s why you’ll always find our employees volunteering their time for good causes across the region.


Cato regularly supports local non-profit organizations and community causes by providing much needed funds as well as teams of volunteers.  Some of the comments from our community involvement in recent years includes these testimonials:

The American Cancer Society is extremely proud of and grateful for our 16 year partnership with CATO Gas & Oil through Relay For Life. Relay is the Society's signature event - a community event led by volunteers dedicated to changing the face of cancer in this area and nationwide. This family of associates and customers knows all to well how cancer not only affects one person, but an entire family, and an entire community.

The commitment and generosity of the CATO family has continuously led their Relay team to the top! And for several years members have served as Relay committee leaders in the fight. Employees and customers have helped not only raise significant funds for cancer research, patient services, free education and advocacy, but have also helped us spread the word of early detection, prevention and improved treatments.

The CATO family has vowed to help the American Cancer Society save lives, and for that we are extremely grateful. Each member can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone's life. With their help, we aren't just fighting one type of cancer we're fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

Thank you CATO for making a difference in the lives of so many!   

Debbie White
Community Manager
American Cancer Society

There is no doubt that Cato Gas & Oil associates and their customers have a long and strong history of generosity and compassion. I am proud and inspired by their efforts and increased commitment to helping the March of Dimes and the community. In the past 6 years, Cato Gas & Oil has raised over $90,000 to help impact the health and lives of Delmarva's babies. With the funds they raised, we have been able to offer health information to moms, comfort families when something goes wrong and research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.     

Wendy Jarrett
Special Events Coordinator
Eastern Shore March of Dimes

We Proudly Support

Cato proudly supports these charities and organizations:

Alzheimer's Association
Arby's Foundation
Boy Scouts
Boys Club
Coastal Hospice
Dove Pointe
Epilepsy Association
Fruitland Little League
Fruitland Soccer Club
Girl Scouts
Habitat for Humanity
Joseph House
Jump for the Heart
Lions Club
Maji Fund
March of Dimes
Nemours Children's Hospitals of Delaware
OC Beach Patrol
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
Salisbury Fireworks (Red, White & Boom!)
Salisbury Substance Abuse Center
Salisbury Zoo
Salvation Army
Skipjack Run
United Way
Ward Foundation
Westside Fire Department
Westside Historical Society
Westside Little League
Women Supporting Women
Wor-Wic Community College
Young Life