Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, announced it has surpassed a fundraising goal for its annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). The initiative, which officially kicked off Sunday, June 20, at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations, ran through July 3 and helped raise a record-breaking $292,540.
Customers supported the CMNH campaign by purchasing a $1 Children’s Miracle Network “Miracle Balloon,” or rounded up their change at any participating Tops, where 100% of the proceeds are donated back to the local women and children’s hospitals in its communities.
A press release stated, “Thanks to the generous support of its shoppers and associates over the 14 years Tops has been involved in supporting the campaign, they have helped to successfully raise over $1,829,270.”
Participating hospitals include:
The press release continued, “More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like Children's National Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through ‘Miracle Balloon’ icon campaigns. 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 about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and on Facebook @cmnhospitals.”
Tops Markets LLC is headquartered in Williamsville and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores. It is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.