GIANT MARTINS donate more than 750,000 to local Childrens Miracle Network hospitals through annual holiday campaign
CARLISLE - Customers and associates at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S FoodMarkets showed their holiday spirit of giving bydonating a record-breaking $751,029during the annual "Candles for Kids" in-store campaign in support of Children's MiracleNetwork (CMN) Hospitals. Last year's Candles for Kids campaign raised $586,628.
"Once again, we are gratified and overwhelmed by the generous support of ourcustomers and associates who believe in our mission of improving the lives of children,"said Rick Herring, president. "We are thrilled to donate another record-setting amountto CMNhospitals to provide the care and resources needed to help kids fighting forgood health this holiday season and all year long."
GIANT/MARTIN'S conducted its annual "Candles for Kids" in-store CMN fundraisingcampaign November 25 through December 8. Customers were encouraged to purchasea paper candle at the checkout for $1 each and to write their names on these candleswhich were then displayed in the stores.
Over the past 16 years, GIANT/MARTIN'S has raised more than $26 million to supportseven Children's Miracle Network hospitals, which include Penn State Children'sHospital at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger HealthSystems, University of Virginia Children's Hospital,University of Pittsburgh Children'sHospital, and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.Children's Miracle Network - the alliance of premier hospitals for children - is a nonprofitorganization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raisingfunds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children'sMiracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research andpreventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of everykind.