Love’s donates $2.45 million during annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 14, 2020 - Love's Travel Stops and its customers raised more than $2.45 million through its annual store campaign to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1999, the company has raised over $33 million for sick and injured children who live in the communities where Love's stores are located.
"We are so thankful to our employees and customers who found ways to donate safely and creatively this year," said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer for Love's. "This has been an extraordinary year and our team members and customers have proved that despite COVID, their support of sick and injured children and CMN Hospitals is unwavering."
While the official campaign took place from Aug. 31 - Oct. 3, the campaign began early this year when Love's asked customers to Round Up the Change beginning July 14. More than $820,000 was raised through Round Up the Change efforts. Beginning Aug. 31, customers could continue Rounding Up the Change, or they could donate any amount at a register. Customers also donated through safely held raffles.
"We could not be more grateful for the generous support of Love's customers and employees in 2020. Despite the challenges we have and continue to face, Love's stepped up to help raise more than $2.45 million!" said Teri Nestel, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "With the ongoing commitment of Love's, our network of children's hospitals can continue to fund children's hospitals and transform how we meet the most urgent needs, saving more lives and protecting our collective future. Thank you, Love's, for helping change kids' health, and change the future - for all of us."
Of the 170 CMN Hospitals throughout North America, 111 benefit from Love's annual campaign.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 530 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 27,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 390 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.