Stripes and Laredo Taco Co. are proud of their customers and employees for surpassing their goal of raising $1 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during their 10th annual Miracle Balloon icon campaign from March 31-April 27.
Stripes Stores raised a total of $1,177,804.27 in more than 580 store locations, which will flow directly to 13 member children’s hospitals throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Stripes Stores employees asked customers 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. The $1,177,804 is a 24% increase over last year’s fundraising total; in all, Stripes Stores has raised almost $5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through its partnership.
“What an honor it is to present more than $1.1 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Sam Susser, chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Susser Holdings Corp. (parent company of Stripes LLC), at a check presentation ceremony to representatives from CMNH. “Together, with the support of our generous customers and our passionate team members, we surpassed our highest expectations. The grand total of this campaign will impact 13 different pediatric hospitals in our Stripes communities and they will be able to offer more hope and healing for many children. They are the true Miracle Makers.”
As with all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, dollars generated from Stripes in-store campaigns stay local to benefit sick and injured kids in the community in which 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.
“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. These donations are vital for hospitals to continue to provide the best possible medical care for sick and injured kids.”