Love's raises $1.5 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 4, 2012 — Love’s Travel Stops raised more than $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. The company set a new fundraising record during this year’s five-week campaign.
More than 290 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, golf tournaments, motorcycle rallies, and grand prize raffles.
"It is remarkable what customers and team members can accomplish together to make miracles happen for kids and their families,” said Tom Love, founder and CEO of Love’s Travel Stops.
“We are extremely proud of our store teams for raising a record amount for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We appreciate our customers’ generosity in supporting our annual fundraising campaign," he said.
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 create miracles by funding 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 14th year supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a fundraising campaign. The company has donated more than $7 million through the years.
"Year after year, Love's employees and customers put all of their heart into fundraising for their member hospitals — and not just at the register," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
"We continue to be inspired by the exceptional fundraising happening in ever community Love's operates. The results are evident in the nearby hospitals and kids who rely on them for needed care," Lauck said.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops is headquartered in Oklahoma City and remains entirely family-owned and operated. The company operates more than 290 locations and 150 truck tire care centers in 39 states. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 top and nonprofit children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.