Stripes raising funds for Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Now through May 3, Stripes Convenience Stores in South Texas are asking customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are” and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Funds generated during the in-store campaign will serve the 76,000 outpatients and 4,800 inpatient children treated annually at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Donations have a personal impact on kids like Kaitlyn, who is being treated for leukemia. Funds help support the Stripes Child Life program and staff.

“There are 10 million kids like Kaitlyn who enter a CMN Hospital every year and rely on the vital funds raised through Stripes annual fundraising campaigns,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “It’s with the support of Stripes and Sunoco employees and customers that miracles are able to happen every day at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.”

Stripes, owned and operated by Sunoco LP, has partnered with CMN Hospitals since 2000, raising more than $9.5 million for sick and injured kids. In 2015, Sunoco’s team members raised more than $1.7 million during their spring campaign.

“Sunoco LP is committed to improving the communities where we live and work,” said Cynthia Archer, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Sunoco LP. “We are proud of our customers and our store teams who, time after time, show their generous spirit by helping our local children’s hospitals.”

Funds raised from the CMNH partnership with Sunoco will stay in the local communities. These donations help make miracles happen by funding vital medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of more than 10 million sick and injured children a year.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to children across the U.S. and Canada.