Love’s Travel Stops Raises $50,664.82 for Children's Health during 19th Annual Fundraising Campaign
October 22, 2018
Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) customers and employees recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign, raising $50,664.82 for Children’s Health, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
More than 470 stores across the United States participated in the national campaign that raised a record $3.4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1999, Love’s has raised more than $28 million for the nonprofit.
“It’s inspiring to see the level of compassion and dedication our employees show each year during this campaign,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “Each Love’s location is passionate about fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals because they see the difference it makes in lives across the country and in their local communities. We’re thankful for the customers who support this cause every year and are incredibly proud of our store teams for helping us exceed our goal.”
From August 26-September 30, Love’s team members asked customers to round up their change on gas and restaurant purchases, sold CMN Hospitals’ Miracle Balloons for donations and held numerous events to raise funds to help kids in local communities. Love’s showed additional support for Children’s Health on National Coffee Day. On Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, all 24-ounce hot beverages were discounted to $1, with all money collected from the area going to Children’s Health.
Nationally, Love’s employees surpassed their goal of raising $3 million.
“We are so grateful for Love’s 19 years of unwavering commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Love’s team members and Customers have refueled our hospitals with critically needed funds to provide specialized equipment as well as lifesaving research and treatment to kids and their families regardless of their ability to pay.”
Pediatric medical care is the most expensive to provide, in part because of all the different sizes of equipment needed to treat kids ranging in size from a one-pound micro-preemie to a seven-foot high school basketball player. Children’s hospitals also open their doors to all kids, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Member hospitals in the U.S. provide $3.4 billion in charity care annually.
The money raised at each Love’s location benefits sick and injured children in that community. Of the 170 CMN Hospitals members throughout North America, 101 benefit from Love’s annual campaign.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love’s) is the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network with more than 470 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 22,000 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 250 on-site Truck Tire Care centers and 53 Speedco locations, which is the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. 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.
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