Stripes® Stores campaign raises more than $530,000 for Driscoll Children’s Hospital

(First row, from left): Krystal White, Stripes Stores Area Manager; Sherien Ivy, Stripes Stores Area Manager; Child Life Specialist Abby Youngblom; and Mario Mungia, Stripes Stores Regional Director. (Second row, from left): Lisa Cervantez, Lead Child Life Specialist; Child Life Specialist Mary Carol Thornton; Martha Avery, Vice President, Development, Driscoll Children’s Hospital; Child Life Specialist Caitlin Olmstead; Child Life Specialist Arielle Towsley; and Richard Harris, Development Specialist – Coastal Bend for Driscoll Children’s Hospital. (Third row, from left): Eric Hamon, President and CEO of Driscoll Health System; Child Life Specialist Megan Davila; and Child Life Specialist Mackenzie Geiger.
IRVING – Stripes® Stores raised more than $530,000 through its in-store charitable fundraising campaign for Driscoll Children’s Hospital (DCH) to benefit the children and youth of South Texas.

From April 22 through May 19, Stripes Stores in South Texas gave customers the opportunity to donate $1 to raise funds for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, which serves patients from all over South Texas and beyond. The funds also benefited DCH specialty clinics in Victoria, the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio. In return for Stripes customers’ generosity, each donor received one Driscoll Children’s Hospital “I Donated” mobile icon with a $1 off coupon for a 1-liter bottle of DASANI® water.

Stripes officials made the gift of $538,263 to Eric Hamon, President and CEO of Driscoll Health System, at a check presentation in Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 9.

“This year celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Stripes’ partnership with Driscoll Children’s Hospital and the tenth anniversary of supporting the Stripes Child Life Program in satellite clinics, specialty centers and in the hospital,” stated Brad Williams, Senior Vice President, 7-Eleven, Inc. (Stripes Stores). “We are incredibly grateful to our team members and generous customers as they continue to support children and youth in our communities throughout South Texas.”

“We would like to thank all the wonderful Stripes customers and employees who were so generous to help raise needed funds for the children of South Texas who require medical care here at Driscoll Children’s Hospital,” said Richard Harris, Development Specialist – Coastal Bend for Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “The stores in the Corpus Christi area and surrounding communities recognize the importance of having a quality children’s hospital like Driscoll here in their backyard. If not for Driscoll, people would have to travel long distances to get quality children’s medical care.”

This year celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Stripes’ commitment to the Driscoll Child Life Specialists program and its renaming to the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The program assists Child Life Specialists’ trained professionals to help decrease stress and anxiety that may be felt by some patients and their families during their hospital experience.

Stripes is known for their commitment to children and youth’s health and education programs in the communities where they operate. Stripes has been an outstanding collaborator and donor to Driscoll Children’s Hospital since 1999, giving back more than $4.3 million.