Love’s Travel Stops announced it raised a record $1.1 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country during its annual five-week fundraising campaign.
More than 270 Love’s locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts for $1, $5 and $20. Many Love’s stores also organized local events to raise money including bake sales, car washes, softball tournaments, motorcycle rallies and raffles.
“We are thrilled with this year’s campaign. Our location growth and the tremendous enthusiasm of our store teams have enabled us to increase our contribution to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by nearly 15 percent over last year,” said Jenny Love Meyer, communications director for Love’s. “We thank our customers for supporting our campaign every year, and we appreciate our dedicated employees for the amazing work they do to raise money for their local children’s hospitals.”
Through the program, all money raised at each Love’s location supports the nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The donations will help fund medical care, research and education in support of 17 million children treated at the hospitals each year.
Love’s has raised more than $5.5 million over 13 years for the hospitals.