Casey’s General Stores Inc. raised $2,357,362.52 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals as part of its first month-long charitable round-up program.
An amount that far surpassed the program’s expectations, the donation will benefit 28 local CMN Hospitals within Casey’s marketing territories.
“The CMN Hospitals Round-up program was a huge success,” said Casey’s President and CEO Terry Handley. “While Casey’s collected the donations, the real recognition goes to our valued customers who are 100% responsible. On their behalf, we’re thrilled to present this check to the CMN Hospitals.”
The round up program had staggered start dates depending on the store location, but each store ran the program for four weeks, mostly in February. At the cash register, customers were asked if they wanted to “round-up” their purchase to the nearest dollar – the average amount donated was $0.39.
“Donating only a few cents at a time can provide tremendous results for such a worthy cause,” said Handley.
“We are grateful to Casey’s and its customers for their support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said John Lauck, President and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “We know this sizable donation to the Children’s Hospitals will help them in their treatment of sick and injured children.”
Casey’s operates 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Casey’s is currently the fourth-largest convenience store chain, and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the U.S.