EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is grateful for the continued support of our national partners; each whose dedicated associates and generous customers are helping to create miracles right here at home for our young friends and neighbors who are receiving care at EMHS affiliate hospitals.
Walmart and Sam’s Club
Walmart locations in Bangor, Brewer, Calais, Ellsworth, Houlton, Lincoln, Palmyra, Presque Isle and Skowhegan, along with the Sam’s Club in Bangor have long been strong supporters of EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1987, Walmart and Sam’s Club locations throughout the United States have raised more than $500 million dollars in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Locally, from Skowhegan to Presque Isle, through virtual balloon sales, Walmart and Sam’s Club raised more than $150,000 in 2013 to help local hospitals help local kids.
Since 1994, Rite Aid stores throughout Aroostook Piscataquis, Somerset, Penobscot, Waldo, Hancock and Washington Counties have been raising money through the sale of miracle balloons to help EMHS affiliate hospitals across Maine help local kids. During the last nineteen years, Rite Aid, nationally, has raised more than $50 million to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and locally, in 2013, Rite Aid raised more than $69,000 to benefit EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Log A Load for Maine Kids
The logging and wood supplying industry has long been a huge supporter of EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Initially, the goal was to encourage loggers and wood suppliers to donate the value of a load of logs to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Today, Log A Load for Maine Kids has grown and now consists of several local events, including the annual Log A Load for Maine Kids Golf Tournament, Dancing with the Loggers (courtesy of PLC Maine), and a bi-annual raffle courtesy of Hanington Lumber and Anderson Equipment.
Nationally, Circle K has been a supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2003, and they’ve been a proud partner in Maine since 2010. Store managers and their teams create a fun and energy filled three week campaign with their customers where they raise funds by encouraging customers to purchase $1 or $5 miracle balloons. Last year, Circle K locations in Maine raised more than $50,000 to help local hospitals help local kids.
Credit Union for Kids – Bangor Area Chapter
Credit Union for Kids has been a proud sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996. Each May, the Bangor area chapter hosts their annual dinner and auction to raise funds for EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2013, the Bangor chapter raised $22,129.58, and since 2000, they’ve raised more than $250,000 to help support new facilities, equipment, research programs, patient services, special patient needs, and health education programs for kids throughout central, eastern, and northern Maine.
Dairy Queen has been a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984. During the past 26 years, Dairy Queen operators in the United States and Canada have raised more than $76 million to help local hospitals help local kids. From collecting customers’ change to selling miracle balloons and holding special events, Dairy Queen is giving back to the communities in which it does business. And, each August, Dairy Queen hosts “Miracle Treat Day.” On Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen donates the proceeds from every Blizzard® sold to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care
Since 1994, Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program provides help and hope to more than 10,000 families in central, eastern, and northern Maine. The program provides free fuel to parents to help cover travel to and from hospital visits, allowing parents to focus on what’s most important – their child’s health.
RE/MAX has donated more than $93 million since 1992. Each year, thousands of RE/MAX associates participate in the Miracle Home program, pledging to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with each house sale.