Love’s Travel Stops announced it raised $1.1 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country during its annual five-week fund-raising campaign, a record for the company. More than 270 Love’s locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5 and $20. Many Love’s stores also organized local events to raise money, including bake sales, car washes, softball tournaments, motorcycle rallies and grand prize raffles.
“We are thrilled with this year’s campaign,” says Jenny Love Meyer, communications director for Love’s. “Our location growth and the tremendous enthusiasm of our store teams have enabled us to increase our contribution to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by nearly 15 percent over last year. We thank our customers for supporting our campaign every year, and we appreciate our dedicated employees for the amazing work they do to raise money for their local children’s hospitals.”
Through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program, all money raised at each Love’s location supports the nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The donations will help fund medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.
This is Love’s 13th year supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a fund-raising campaign. The company has donated more than $5.5 million through the years. “Love’s employees and customers have demonstrated their commitment to children’s hospitals year after year,” says John Lauck, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are grateful for their continued support, which benefits the lives of countless children and their families.”