Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $64 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, Ace customers, vendor partners and Ace team members.
Participating Ace retailers support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital each year through many national programs; “Ace Cares for Kids” Icon Campaign, Blue CMN Bucket Promotion, Change Canister’s, Change Round-Up, World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Program and CMN Ornament Sales to raise funds locally. Ace Corporation, Retailers and Ace Retail Support Centers host a number of regional fundraising events each year ranging from 5K’s, motorcycle charity rides, golf outings, barbeque events, and employee sales.
The Ace Hardware Foundation also hosts a number of major fundraising events each year. Two of Ace's largest fundraisers include the annual Ace Hardware Foundation Vendor Golf Outing, the largest event of its kind in the Chicago area, and the annual Ace Celebrity Golf Shootout.
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As part of their holiday campaign, Alex and Ani will release a new bangle benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 20% of the purchase price will go to the local CMN Hospital.
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Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3D cinema deployments and is one of the nation's largest motion picture exhibitors. As of December 31, 2013, Carmike had 252 theaters and 2,660 screens in 37 states. Carmike's digital cinema footprint reaches 2,552 screens, of which 983 are also equipped with 3-D capability. Carmike's focus for its theater locations is mid-sized communities. Carmike also owns two Hollywood Connection family entertainment centers (one in Georgia and one in Utah), which feature multiplex theaters along with skating rinks, miniature golf, and arcades.
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Since 2011, Chico’s FAS, Inc. and its family of brands - Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma, has proudly partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to support children in their local communities. This year, Chico’s FAS launches its sixth annual Miracle campaign in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Starting now, customers can donate at any of the retailer’s 1500+ boutiques in the U.S. and Canada, as well as online at chicosfas-cares.com.
This interactive site features the 2016 Chico’s FAS, Inc. #MiracleMom video, showcasing just one of the many amazing Champion moms across the country. Each Chico’s FAS brand will also be donating a portion of product sales to CMN Hospitals.
Circle K, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard, is a convenience store and petroleum marketer operating more than 5,000 stores in North America. Circle K divisions operate as separate business units to better serve the markets in which they operate. The Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions operate more than 1,100 stores in 14 states. Circle K associates and the customers they serve every day have enthusiastically supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2000 through an annual Miracle Balloon campaign. Together, Circle K Midwest and Great Lakes Division have raised more than $8 million to benefit local children.
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In 2008, wonderful things began happening for children in our communities when CO-OP Financial Services introduced Miracle Match—the $1 million philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, leagues and chapters to create and participate in fundraisers for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). Funds benefit 170 children’s hospitals
across North America and are used to help support research and training,
to purchase equipment, and/or pay for uncompensated care. Local
fundraising is a great way to express community spirit. Attract new members
and build stronger ties with current members by holding events that involve them to raise more funds.
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Costco Wholesale, headquartered in Issaquah, WA (US) and Ottawa, ON (Canada), has raised more than $240 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1988. Currently, over 600 Costco locations in participate in a fundraising campaign for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Every May, Costco participates in a month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign at all warehouses in the United States and Canada. The annual Miracle Balloon Campaign is the primary source of the fundraising effort made by Costco and its partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Members are invited to make a donation at the time of checkout and encouraged to write their names on the balloons, which are often displayed at the front of the warehouse. Regional golf tournaments, a corporate match, and other creative fundraising activities increase the fundraising total.
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Since 1996, America's credit unions have been fundraising for CMN Hospitals under the brand name "Credit Unions for Kids." Approximately 3,000 credit unions nationwide fundraise in some fashion for their local CMN Hospital. Credit union entities involved in CU4Kids fundraising include individual credit unions, chapters, state leagues/associations, Credit Union National Association, vendor partners and trade publications. Credit Unions for Kids is CMN's third largest corporate contributor with lifetime giving over $160 million.
American Dairy Queen Corporation is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Dairy Queen operators have been providing consumers with crave-satisfying treats and food since 1940 and today, the DQ system is one of the largest fast food systems in the world, with more than 6,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 18 other countries. A 30-year partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for children’s hospitals. The majority of the funds raised each year come from Miracle Treat Day, a one-day event where a portion of proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold benefits children’s hospitals across North America. For more information about Miracle Treat Day click here. To learn more about DQ’s support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals click here.
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Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised over $200 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991.
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement uniting college, university and high school students across North America. Students involved in a campus’ dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
The year culminates with an 8-40 hour event (the dance marathon) on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total.
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Locally, dance marathons are held at the following colleges and universities:
Bowling Green State University Dance Marathon: April 14 - 15, 2018
University of Toledo Dance Marathon: April 7, 2018
University of Findlay Dance Marathon: November 11, 2017
Defiance College Dance Marathon
Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with nearly five million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. Each year Direct Energy employees lace up their shoes to walk, run and raise funds through a health challenge called “DE in Motion.” For each mile, Direct Energy makes a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In Houston, Texas, Direct Energy’s headquarters, the Company has committed five million dollars through the Direct Energy Foundation to Texas Children’s Hospital supporting the new children’s heart center. The Direct Energy team and family of brands provides ongoing fundraising and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the year.
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A CMN partner since 2004, Great Clips is rapidly expanding and opening new salons, with now over 4,000 salons across the country. Around 1,500 salons participate annually in the campaign benefiting over 80 hospital markets. Great Clips stylists are extremely passionate and lead with their hearts. Great Clips salons across the country sell Miracle Balloons every October. Stylists host local fundraising events in the community and at their salons.
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IHOP partners with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for National Pancake Day each year. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 was National Pancake Day with the goal of raising $3.5 million. IHOP has raised $18.9 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals so far.
During this event, nearly 1,300 IHOP locations across the United States and Canada invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes — and, in return, give a suggested donation of $5 per stack. All donations made at participating IHOP restaurants support the local children’s hospital.
Beginning February 1 through National Pancake Day on March 7, participating IHOP locations will also sell Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each to benefit member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All icon proceeds will help provide life-saving care, equipment and therapy programs across North America. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off discount that can be used during their next dining visit.
For over 58 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served its world famous pancakes and a wide variety of beloved breakfast, lunch and dinner items. IHOP offers its guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service.
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Love’s Travel Stops is a family- owned and operated chain of food and fuel stops headquartered in Oklahoma City. In 2014 Love’s was ranked No. 7 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s largest privately held companies. Currently, Love’s operates more than 300 locations, and employs over 10,000 people in over 39 states across North America. Love’s takes special pride in their locations and their employees. Their motto is “Clean Places, Friendly Places.” They believe that giving back to each community in which they operate is an important factor to their success. One of the ways they give back to their communities is to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. They have been a partner for 15 years raising over $12 million. In 2014 they raised over $2.5 million for 95 local children’s hospitals. Love’s team members put their hearts into helping their communities and especially helping to create miracles for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
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Marriott International holds the honorable distinction of being Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ longest standing corporate partner. Since 1983 Marriott International has raised $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the country. Its associates and guests raise these funds through hosting large scale events, icon campaigns, conducting unique fundraising events at individual properties, participating in the Torch Relay, and many more.
Marriott International guests also donate millions of Marriott Rewards points each year to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help families in need when their children are being treated at our hospitals.
Click here to donate your Marriott Rewards points and help make a difference in the life of a child.
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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise.
The Panda Restaurant Group is the nation’s leader in quality Chinese foodservice and one of the largest family-owned businesses in the nation, operating several successful restaurant concepts including Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. They operate more than 1,900 corporate-owned restaurants throughout the United States, Japan and Puerto Rico. The philanthropic branch of the company, the Panda Cares Program, brings hope to children in need. The program’s purpose is to promote the spirit of giving within Panda by directly serving the health and education needs of underserved children. Panda Restaurant Group has been a proud fundraising partner since 2007, and has raised $11.7M through their coin donation boxes Associate Giving campaign, and golf tournaments. Panda Expresses throughout the United States also frequently visit their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals bringing smiles, treats and of course: food, to the special kids and their families. Since its inception in 1999, Panda Cares has given millions of dollars of in-kind donations to numerous non-profit organizations, schools, and hospitals. Panda Cares’ purpose is to promote the spirit of giving and establish a caring presence in communities where Panda Restaurant Group’s guests and associates live and work.
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August 2015 sees the return of the RE/MAX Month of Miracles, celebrating $138 million raised by thousands of RE/MAX Associates and offices since 1992. Those interested in buying or selling a home — and helping their local CMN Hospital in the process — can look for the Miracle Balloon logo when searching listings at www.remax.com.
The commitment of the RE/MAX family to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals demonstrates “the power of many makes a difference.” That is the true secret behind the RE/MAX® relationship with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The individual donations of thousands of Associates amount to millions of dollars each year for children’s hospitals, with over 8 million raised in 2014.
The most effective fundraising tools are the Miracle Home® and Miracle Property programs, where Associates can make a contribution to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with each closed transaction. Miracle Home yard signs also serve as an indicator of the agent’s commitment to improving local pediatric care. Many RE/MAX offices are so passionate about the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals’ mission that they go above and beyond. From organizing golf tournaments to hosting art auctions, their efforts prove the simple principle that actions speak louder than words.
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Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid, along with the help of its customers and supplier partners, has raised more than $75 million in funds for CMN Hospitals.
Annually, Rite Aid associates invite customers to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon during a seven week fundraising campaign. Many Rite Aid associates conduct special fundraisers throughout the year including golf tournaments, motorcycle rides, beauty pageants and bake sales. Rite Aid’s management team helps raise funds by dedicating a day each summer to washing cars and competing in various activities at the company’s headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.
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Speedway LLC began raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 1991. Since then, Speedway has contributed more than $90 Million to CMN Hospitals. Today, CMN Hospitals is Speedway’s primary charitable focus and the charity’s fourth largest contributor. Fifty eight member hospitals in Speedway’s operating area directly benefit from these fundraising efforts. For many of these hospitals, Speedway is their largest contributor.
Speedway is the largest convenience store contributor to CMN Hospitals, raising a record breaking $10.9 million in 2017. Fundraising for CMN Hospitals includes year-long canister collections at the point of sales and specially themed days for employees to engage customers. Speedway holds the annual Speedway Miracle Tournament in Ohio, which over the past several years has raised over $2 million alone and has become one of the largest golf events benefiting CMN Hospitals.
Fundraising for CMN Hospitals has become part of the Speedway’s culture. This long-time partnership has resulted in stores and member hospitals developing strong relationships, to support kids in their communities.
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Sunoco raises funds for CMH Hospitals primarily through their Miracle Balloon campaign.
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Walmart and Sam’s Club share a basic belief - that every child deserves the chance to live better. That’s why they have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 30 years – raising nearly a billion dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the process. In 1987, the man affectionately known to the CMN Hospitals team as “Mr. Sam,” Sam Walton, committed his company and its resources to raising money for children’s hospitals with the promise that “the associates will amaze you.”
Walmart associates play a key role in supporting their local children’s hospitals. In addition to the countless hours volunteered at CMN Hospitals, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates across the US and Canada raised more than $63 million dollars in 2016 through fundraisers and register donations, their associates continue to amaze.
And they couldn’t do it with the generosity of the millions of customers who shop in their stores and clubs every week. Together, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members are ensuring that millions of children in communities across North America continue to receive the world-class treatment they need to live better.
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