ANKENY, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (Casey’s) first month-long charitable round-up program ended with a total of $2,357,362.52, far surpassing the program’s expectations. Proceeds will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) benefiting 28 local CMN Hospitals within Casey’s marketing territories.
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“The CMN Hospitals Round-up program was a huge success,” said Terry Handley, President and CEO at Casey’s. “While Casey’s collected the donations, the real recognition goes to our valued customers who are 100% responsible. On their behalf, we’re thrilled to present this check to the CMN Hospitals.”
The round up program had staggered start dates depending on the store location, but each store ran the program for four weeks, mostly in February. At the cash register, customers were asked if they wanted to “round-up” their purchase to the nearest dollar - the average amount donated was $0.39.
“Donating only a few cents at a time can provide tremendous results for such a worthy cause,” added Handley.
“We are grateful to Casey’s and its customers for their support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said John Lauck, President and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “We know this sizable donation to the Children’s Hospitals will help them in their treatment of sick and injured children.”
Below are the local CMN Hospitals that will be receiving funds from the Casey’s round up campaign:
|Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago||KU Medical Center|
|Arkansas Children's||Le Bonheur Children's Hospital|
|Children's Hospital & Medical Center||Mercy Children's Hospital|
|Children's Hospital Colorado||Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt|
|Children's Hospital Foundation||MU Children's Hospital|
|Children's Hospital of Illinois||Riley Hospital for Children|
|Children's Hospital of Wisconsin||Sanford Children's Hospital Fargo|
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital||Sanford Children's Hospital Sioux Falls|
|SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital|
|Cox Health||St. Louis Children’s Hospital|
|Dayton Children's Hospital||Stormont Vail Health|
|Freeman Health System||The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis|
|Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare||UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s|
|Gundersen Health System||University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital|
|HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital||Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita|
About Casey’s General Store
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest and south. Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. At Casey’s General Stores, customers can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items and (at select stores) Casey’s made-to-order sub sandwiches. Casey’s is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn more about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.