OKLAHOMA CITY—Beginning today, Love’s Travel Stops, with more than 560 participating locations in 41 states, is launching a paper-balloon fund-raising event to support 113 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the country, the chain reports.
Customers can donate at every Love’s Travel Stop, Country Store, Truck Care, Love’s-owned hotel and participating Speedco locations until Sept. 30. They simply purchase a paper balloon for $1, $5, $10 or $20 or round up their purchase to the nearest dollar at checkout. In addition, stores will hold raffles, fundraisers and sell CMN Hospitals merchandise, such as teddy bears and golf towels, to generate more money.
Love’s also will support CMN Hospitals on National Coffee Day Sept. 9. Customers can purchase any sized coffee for $1, and all proceeds will go to CMN Hospitals. Those coffee purchases must be made through the Love’s Connect app for the deal.
“Love’s is honored to continue its partnership with CMN Hospitals to help kids who need medical treatment in the communities where our team members work and live across the country,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer and executive vice president, Love’s. “As times continue to be difficult for many people, these funds will ease the burden for caregivers and help kids improve their health.”
Love’s partnership with CMN Hospitals began in 1999, and since then, the chain has raised over $35 million for children. Of the 170 CMN Hospitals in the U.S., 113 benefit from Love’s annual campaign.
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