Sunshine Ace Hardware collected $46,932 in donations to help support the Southwest Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association in its mission of providing critical resources, research and summer camp opportunities to children at no cost.
To raise funds, customers all at nine Sunshine Ace locations were asked at checkout whether they wanted to purchase a colorful paper shamrock for $1 or $5, or round up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Several stores held weekend cookouts, grilling hamburgers and hotdogs in exchange for donations. The company also donated proceeds from a raffle and food sales at its fourth annual Reel in the Sunshine fishing expo.
“Sunshine Ace has supported the MDA for many years, and this is the ninth year we’ve participated in the MDA Shamrocks fundraising program,” said Sunshine Ace President Michael Wynn. “It’s extremely gratifying to see our loyal customers and team members so willing to support a good cause. Their generosity will go a long way toward helping those impacted by MDA.”
Since joining the Shamrocks program in 2011, Sunshine Ace has collected $283,000 to support the Southwest Florida MDA. Now in its 37th year, the MDA Shamrocks program is the largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraising program of its kind and has raised more than $323 million to help children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases that severely weaken muscle mobility and strength.
In addition to MDA, Sunshine Ace supports a number of local charitable organizations, including the Children’s Miracle Network, American Red Cross, Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue and many other nonprofits.
About Sunshine Ace Hardware
Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Florida with nine locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.