The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation Receives More Than $183,000 from Stripes® Convenience Stores Through Its Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Fundraising Campaign
(SAN ANTONIO, TX) August 24, 2015 — The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Foundation recently received a donation from Stripes® Convenience Stores for $183,930.00. The funds were raised this past spring during Stripes Stores annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals paper pin-up fundraising campaign.
Stripes® Stores employees asked their guests 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 total, Stripes Stores has raised more than $6 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through its partnership.
The Company is proud of its guests 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 in their stores earlier this spring. 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.
“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.
The Children's Hospital of San Antonio serves children and youth throughout Texas and is part of the CMNH network that serves children in Stripes Stores operating markets – Cuero, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Karnes City, New Braunfels, San Antonio and Victoria. Since 2000, Stripes Convenience Stores has donated almost one million dollars to the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Foundation. The Children's Hospital of SA has utilized funds to purchase state of the art equipment in its emergency rooms and for much needed programs and equipment through-out the hospital.
“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.”
PHOTO ATTACHMENT: Stripes® Convenience Stores director of public relations, Jessica Davila-Burnett presents a donation check for $183,930 to Children's Hospital of San Antonio development officer Carmelita Cedillo as part Stripes Stores annual CMNH fundraising campaign.
About Stripes® Convenience Stores
The Company operates over 675 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, over 630 under the Stripes® banner and 42 under the Sac-N-Pac banner. Restaurant service is available in over 440 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. For more information about Stripes® Convenience Stores visit www.stripesstores.com.
Contact information: Jessica Davila-Burnett, Stripes® Convenience Stores, Public Relations Director O: 361.654.4882 M: 361.290-3257 Email: email@example.com.
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.
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