Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $18,483 during its Children’s Miracle Network holiday campaign, which helps fund life-changing medical treatments for pediatric patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Customers at Sunshine Ace were able to donate by rounding up their purchases or choosing a dollar amount at the register. The Downtown Naples store location raised the highest amount among all Sunshine Ace Hardware store locations.
“Our cashiers were very passionate about sharing the importance of the Holiday Round-Up with our customers,” said Matt Kurtz, store manager for the Downtown Naples location. “I don’t think people realize how much just a 25-cent round-up can make for our community and children in greatest need.”
“Southwest Florida has always been a caring community, and our customers continue to open their hearts to support sick children in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties,” added Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware. “Golisano Children’s Hospital is known regionally and nationally for offering world-class health care that is saving the lives of children in our community. It’s an enormously valuable resource for families in the region, and we will continue to support the doctors, nurses and medical staff who take care of our community’s most vulnerable, youngest residents.”
Nationally, Ace Hardware is a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments annually. Funds collected stay local to provide critical treatments and healthcare services, and support research and training to save and improve the lives of children. Across the U.S., 1,650 Ace stores raised over $2.6 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals during November and December campaigns, a new record that brought the total raised during round-ups in 2021 to more than $8.2 million, a year-over-year increase exceeding $1 million.