Giant/Martin’s customers raise more than a half-million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network
CARLISLE, Pa. — This holiday season, customers and associates at Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets donated $656,349 through its annual Children’s Miracle Network Candles for Kids in-store campaign.
“For 20 years, we have been proud to partner with our customers, associates and vendors to raise more than $41 million for local CMN Hospitals,” said Tom Lenkevich, Giant/Martin's president. “Combined with our CMN paper balloon campaign, our generous customers and associates donated more than $1.2 million at the checkout this year to support CMN in providing healthier futures for children in our local communities.”
Giant/Martin's is one of the top 10 fundraisers in the country for CMN. In addition to the annual in-store campaigns during the summer and at the holidays, associates also regularly volunteer at CMN Hospital events, including radio and television telethons.
The following CMN Hospitals in Giant/Martin's communities benefited from the Candles for Kids campaign: Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Virginia Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.