Midwest and Great Lakes Circle K convenience store employees asked customers to Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are this spring, raising a total of $1,357,138.59 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, a charity that raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals. This year’s campaign increased more than $123,000 over last year’s total of $1,234,286.
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 22-day campaign took place in 1,173 locations and will benefit 30 children’s hospitals.
“Our goal each year is to set a new record; and so far, our trend of record breaking campaigns continues,” said Mark Novak, director of human resources, Circle K. The energy and commitment our store teams put into the three-week campaign is extraordinary. Every year, our associates and customers alike share stories with us about how they or their families or friends have been personally impacted by a CMN hospital. That personal connection makes all the difference in the world.
Circle K has been a partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2000, raising more than $8 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.