Three-week campaign benefits 28 children’s hospitals across 14 states.
Midwest and Great Lakes Circle K convenience store employees and customers showed their dedication to their community’s kids by raising a total of $1,237,500 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals. This year’s campaign increased 14% over last year’s total of $1,084,100.
Participating Circle K convenience stores collected donations by selling Miracle Balloon icons for $1 or larger balloons for a $3, $5 or $10 donation. The three-week campaign took place April 5-26 in 1,123 locations and will benefit 28 children’s hospitals.
“Our goal each year is to set a new record; to have the largest possible positive impact on and contribution to the children’s hospitals in our communities, said Mark Novak, director of human resources and training for Circle K. “Our success is really driven by the tireless effort and dedication of our store managers and their teams to actively engage and build relationships with our customers. It’s an intense three weeks with a single and simple goal: raise more than we ever have before. So far, it’s worked each year, and we’re proud of that.”
Circle K has been a partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2000, raising more than $7 million for children’s hospitals. Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, the funds raised from Circle K’s three-week campaign will 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.
Circle K Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions are both part of the Alimentation Couche-Tard network of stores and operate more than 1,000 convenience stores in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Couche-Tard is the largest independent convenience store operator with nearly 6,000 convenience stores in 42 states and Canada.