Williamsville, New York-based Tops Friendly Markets raised more than $320,489 during its annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Customers supported the CMNH campaign by purchasing a $1 Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Balloon or rounded up their bills at any participating Tops locations. One hundred percent of the proceeds collected by Tops was donated back to the local women and children’s hospitals in its communities.
“Tops is grateful for the generosity of our customers and associates in helping to raise valuable funds for our smallest and most valuable community members – our children” said Ron Ferri, president.
The participating hospitals included:
- Oishei Children’s Hospital;
- Arnot Ogden Medical Center;
- Saint Vincent Hospital;
- Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital;
- Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical;
- Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Healthcare;
- Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong;
- Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital;
- Samaritan Medical Center; and
- Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion through its Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of children.
Thanks to the support of its shoppers and employees over the 15 years Tops has been involved in supporting the campaign, it has helped to raise more than $2.6 million dollars. The grocer raised $288,419 last year alone.
Tops Markets operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees.
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