Tops Friendly Markets recently began its annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Customers can support the CMNH campaign by purchasing a $1 Children’s Miracle Network “Miracle Balloon” or round up their change at any participating Tops, where 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to the local women and children’s hospitals in its communities.
The initiative will continue at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations through Sunday, July 3.
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 $2.1 million.”
“We are very thankful to all the frontline workers that perform miracles every day in the respective hospitals,” said John Persons, president of Tops Friendly Markets. “Now more than ever, they need our support to assist in having the necessary funds available to them to provide the proper care for our most valuable assets: our children."
The participating hospitals include:
The press release added, “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 www.CMNHospitals.org and on Facebook @cmnhospitals.”
Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.