Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores announced that along with its customers, the company managed to raise more than $3.75 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during a just-concluded five-week campaign.
It was the 20th year for the campaign and this year, Love’s beat the $3.6 million goal it set to help sick and injured children.
“We are so thankful to our employees and customers who not only donate at our stores, but who also go out of their way to raise money for sick and injured children in creative ways,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “Each year, we enjoy seeing communities come together for this effort and we couldn’t be prouder to have raised over $3.75 million for this year’s campaign.”
From Aug. 26 – Sept. 30, customers could purchase Miracle Balloons, round up to the nearest dollar at registers or pumps or participate in events like 5k runs or fishing tournaments to donate money to CMN Hospitals. Love’s showed additional support for CMN Hospitals on National Coffee Day, which took place Sept. 29 – 30 during the store campaign. To honor the day, all hot beverages were discounted to $1, with sales going to CMN Hospitals.
“We are excited about the results of this year’s Love’s fundraising campaign,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “Not only did 2019 mark a 20-year milestone of partnership between Love’s and CMN Hospitals but more exciting, Love’s also crossed $31 million in donations to help sick and injured children treated in our hospitals across the U.S.”
Of the 170 CMN Hospitals throughout North America, 107 benefit from Love’s annual campaign.