Every year, 10 million sick and injured children benefit from donations made by customers at Stripes and APlus Stores.
Stripes Convenience Stores and APlus Stores are once again raising funds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Through May 3, 2016, the two chains will ask customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are” by purchasing $1 Miracle Balloons to raise funds, which will directly benefit CMN Hospitals.
Stripes and APlus, operated by Sunoco LP, have partnered with CMN Hospitals since 2000, raising more than $9.5 million for sick and injured kids. In 2015, Sunoco’s team members raised over $1.7 million during their spring campaign.
“Sunoco LP is committed to improving the communities where we live and work,” said Cynthia Archer, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Sunoco LP. “We are proud of our customers and our store teams who, time after time, show their generous spirit by helping our local children’s hospitals.”
Funds raised through the in-store campaigns are unrestricted, meaning the hospitals can use the funds where they are needed most. Donations raised during the campaign have a direct impact on the millions of kids treated at local CMN Hospitals. These funds help kids like Miracle Child, Leo, who was born premature at 32 weeks. Doctors gave Leo a 0% chance of survival. However, because of Leo’s determination and the well-equipped doctors working with the latest neonatal technology and equipment, Leo went home from his Children’s Miracle Network Hospital after 70 days in the neonatal intensive care unit.
“There are 10 million kids like Leo who enter a CMN Hospital every year and rely on the vital funds raised through Sunoco’s s annual in-store fundraising campaigns,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “It’s with the support of Stripes and APlus team members and their customers that miracles are able to happen every day at children’s hospitals across the country. Funds raised through Stripes Stores and APlus Stores in the past 16 years have made an enormous impact on the lives of sick and injured kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”
Funds raised from the CMN Hospital partnership with Sunoco will stay in the local communities. These donations help make miracles happen by funding vital medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of more than 10 million sick and injured children a year.