Funds raised during five-week campaign to benefit 89 children’s hospitals.
More than 270 Love’s locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5, and $20. Many Love’s stores also organized local events to raise money including bake sales, car washes, softball tournaments, motorcycle rallies, and grand prize raffles.
“We are thrilled with this year’s campaign. Our location growth and the tremendous enthusiasm of our store teams have enabled us to increase our contribution to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by nearly 15% over last year,” said Jenny Love Meyer, communications director for Love’s. “We thank our customers for supporting our campaign every year, and we appreciate our dedicated employees for the amazing work they do to raise money for their local children’s hospitals.”
Through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program, all money raised at each Love’s location supports the nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The donations will help create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.
This is Love’s 13th year supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a fundraising campaign. The company has donated more than $5.5 million through the years.
“Love’s employees and customers have demonstrated their commitment to children’s hospitals year after year,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are grateful for their continued support which benefits the lives of countless children and their families.”
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., has more than 275 locations and 100 tire care centers in 39 states.