For the 18th year, Love’s Travel Stops will be raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
From now through Sept. 30, all 430 Love’s locations will sell Miracle balloons for $1, $5 or $20 and hold events to raise money for sick and injured children in their communities. Employees at Love’s stores will also organize events like bake sales, cookouts, golf tournaments, and 5K runs to raise money for the hospitals.
This year, Love’s hopes to raise more than $2.6 million through its annual campaign. Since beginning its partnership in 1999, Love’s has raised more than $18 million for the nonprofit.
“We firmly believe in making a difference in cities and towns where we have a presence, and raising funds for CMN Hospitals is the perfect way to do it,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “The hard work our store teams pour into this campaign shows their level of passion for helping kids who rely on local hospitals for life-saving treatments. We’re thankful for our customers who have rallied around us during our campaign year after year to help us make it a success.”
CMN hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across North America. Donations stay local to fund hospitals in those communities. Of the 170 CMN Hospitals members throughout North America, 101 benefit from Love’s annual campaign.
Love’s will show additional support for CMN Hospitals this year on National Coffee Day. On Friday, Sept. 29, Love’s will donate money from the sale of all 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos to CMN Hospitals. In honor of National Coffee Day, all 24-ounce hot beverages will cost $1.