In-store campaign asks customers to purchase Miracle Balloon for local kids
SALT LAKE CITY and CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (March 31, 2014) — Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is proud to announce that more than 580 Stripes® Convenience Stores will be raising funds this month for needed pediatric equipment, treatments and recovery to benefit local sick and injured kids. Donations from the 14th annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign will flow directly to 13 member children’s hospitals throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Now through April 27, Stripes employees are rallying customers to Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are by purchasing a $1 Miracle Balloon paper icon to help their nearest CMN Hospital. Each donation at the register will be rewarded with a free 12-ounce Stripes Slush Monkey® and a buy-one-get-one free Smokin’ Barrel® Snack Co. Peanuts or Trail Mix snack promotion.
Stripes has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the past 14 years, raising more than $3.9 million for sick and injured kids. In 2013, Stripes, its associates and customers raised more than $971,000 during the spring campaign and are pushing to hit the $1 million mark this year.
“Year after year, our Stripes team members have passionately fundraised for Children’s Miracle Network and our customers have graciously responded. This year, we have set an ambitious goal to raise record funds for CMN, and we are confident we can achieve our goal for the much needed services and equipment to benefit our local children’s hospitals. We know that together, we can help improve the lives of the children and youth in our market areas,” stated Sam L. Susser, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Susser Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Stripes LLC.
Like all in-store Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, 100 percent of funds raised from Stripes’ four-week campaign will help create miracles by funding needed medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of 1 in 10 children across North America every year.
“Funds raised through Stripes’ annual campaigns provide life-saving care and needed treatments for kids at our member children’s hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are so proud to partner for 14 years with an organization that encourages donations to this great cause.”
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
About Stripes® Convenience Stores
Headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS) is a third-generation family led business with over 1,240 company-operated or contracted locations. Susser Holdings is the parent company of Stripes® Convenience Stores and owns the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners, LP. (NYSE: SUSP). Susser Holdings ranked No. 460 on the FORTUNE 500® for 2013. The Company operates 627 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, over 580 under the Stripes® banner and 47 under the Sac-N-Pac banner. Restaurant service is available in approximately 400 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. The wholesale division distributes approximately 1.6 billion gallons of motor fuel annually to Stripes® stores, independently operated consignment locations, convenience stores and retail fuel outlets operated by independent operators and other commercial customers in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. For more information about Stripes® Convenience Stores visit www.stripesstores.com.
For more information contact: Jessica Davila-Burnett, Stripes® Convenience Stores, Public Relations Director O: 361.654.4882 M: 361.290-3257 Email: email@example.com
Press contact: Laura Schmitz