Stripes® Stores Raises More Than $1.4 Million For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
Lisa Valadez | 5/28/2015, 6:14 p.m.
Stripes® Convenience Stores is proud of its customers and employees for surpassing its goal of raising more than $1.4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during their 11th annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign that took place from April 8 to May 5. Stripes Stores raised a total of $1,422,630 in more than 675 store locations, which will directly benefit 13 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Stripes Stores employees asked customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are” and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Each customer donation was rewarded with a free 12-ounce Slush Monkey® and a buy-one-get-one free Smokin’ Barrel® snack promotion. In all, Stripes Stores has raised more than $6 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through its partnership.
“What an honor it is to present more than $1.4 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” Eduardo Pereda, Stripes Vice President of Marketing, stated at a check presentation event to representatives from CMNH. “Together, with the generosity of our customers and the support of our passionate team members, we surpassed our highest expectations. One hundred percent (100%) of the funds from this campaign will impact 13 pediatric hospitals that will be able to offer hope and healing for countless children throughout our Stripes communities.”
As with all Children’s Miracle Network Hospital fundraisers, dollars generated from Stripes in-store campaigns stay local to benefit sick and injured kids in the communities where the funds were raised. These funds help create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of millions of children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.
“We are so thankful for Stripes Convenience Stores for another record-breaking fundraising year,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Funds generated through these annual campaigns provide life-saving care and needed treatments for 13 of our member children’s hospitals.”
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