Kicking Off a Season of Miracles

On March 23, Children’s National kicked off a “season of miracles” with its fundraising partners through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) program. The event brought together 11 corporate partners that will raise money for local children and families throughout the spring and summer – ACE Hardware, Chico’s, Costco, Dairy Queen, Giant and Martin’s, Marriott International, Panda Restaurant Group, RE/MAX, Rite Aid, Sunoco, and Walmart and Sam’s Club.

During the Children’s Miracle Network’s season of miracles, these organizations are hosting fundraising campaigns that energize their employees and engage customers to help all children reach their full potential. Funds raised through the campaigns support world-class care, research, and health and wellness programs. While Children’s National offers assistance to its partners, each corporation determines how they raise the money, including register campaigns, store raffles, and golf tournaments. Register campaigns are often the most visible, as stores sell CMN balloons for a dollar, which goes directly to Children’s National.

At the event, Patricia Jasper-Zellner, director of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Children’s National, announced that CMN partners last year helped raise $6,933,509 to help kids grow up stronger. ”Every single dollar stores raise stays local to provide lifesaving care at Children’s National, our local CMN hospital and the more than 400,000 patients we serve every year,” she said. “We’re inspired to have such an incredible community rallying behind Children’s National, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together this year.”

Over the course of the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring each one of the corporate partners mentioned above, offering a deeper look into each of the remarkable fundraising programs that help make miracles happen every day at Children’s National. Check back over the course of the next few months to learn how and why our partner companies are supporting local families.  And be sure to frequent their stores during the dates outlined below to support their remarkable fundraising activities:

Season of Miracles Campaigns:

  • Rite Aid -- March/April
  • Ace Hardware -- April
  • Sunoco -- April 6-May 3
  • Costco -- May
  • Chico’s – April-July
  • Dairy Queen -- July
  • Giant and Martin’s -- July
  • Sam’s Club and Walmart -- August-September
  • Marriott -- year-round
  • Panda Express -- year-round
  • RE/MAX -- year-round

View photos from the kickoff event.


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