Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) store Employees and Customers raised more than $3.4 million for sick and injured children through its five-week store campaign to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) and promotion of National Coffee Day. Love’s Employees surpassed their $3 million goal and set a company record for the most money raised during the in-store campaign with more than $3.4 million raised.
“Each year, our Employees show remarkable compassion for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and this year was no different,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “Every Love’s location stepped up its fundraising efforts to truly make a difference in the lives of others. We’re very thankful for the Customers who support this cause every year, and are abundantly proud of our Employees.”
From Aug. 26 – Sept. 30, Love’s team members sold Miracle Balloon icons for donations and organized events like 5K runs, bowling tournaments, fishing tournaments, cookouts and more. Love’s showed additional support for CMN Hospitals on National Coffee Day, which took place Sept. 28 – 29 during the store campaign. To honor the day, all 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos were discounted to $1, with all sales benefiting CMN Hospitals.
“We are so excited about the results of Love’s Miles of Miracles fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this year,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “The 19th annual campaign raised the most money ever and we’ve got the generous employees and customers of Love’s to thank for it! Five weeks of balloon sales, barbecues, bake sales and more were capped off with two days in celebration of National Coffee Day. We are so grateful for all the help our hospitals have received from this year’s campaign.”
Of the 170 CMN Hospitals members throughout North America, 101 benefit from Love’s annual campaign. Since beginning its partnership with CMN Hospitals in 1999, Love’s has raised more than $28 million for the children and families who visit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.