Eat ‘n Park “Caring for Kids” campaign donates $12,625 to Akron Children's Mahoning Valley


Area Eat ‘n Park Restaurants raised $12,625 for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley through their annual “Caring for Kids” campaign, a five-week fundraising effort which was held this past holiday season.

Executives from Eat ‘n Park’s corporate office, will present a check for $12,625 to representatives from Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley on Monday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at the Austintown Eat ‘n Park, which is located at 5451 Mahoning Avenue.

The donation represents the total raised through fundraising events which were held at all area Eat ‘n Park restaurants including the Austintown, Boardman and Warren locations. Fundraising events varied by location and included “Tips for Tots” nights, raffles, prizes, games and more.

Eat 'n Park Hospitality Group team members and guests raised $413,371 for children's hospitals and charities across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia during the company's 33rd annual "Caring for Kids" campaign. The grand total is an increase of more than 21 percent over the 2010 campaign and is the highest total ever raised in the history of the "Caring for Kids" Campaign, exceeding the previous record set in 2006 by more than $51,000.

Since its inception in 1979, the "Caring for Kids" campaign has raised more than $8 million. The money donated at Eat 'n Park restaurants and Parkhurst locations benefits children's hospitals in local communities.

"We are ecstatic about setting new fundraising records," says Trina DeMarco, Eat 'n Park's director of corporate giving and community partnerships. "The generosity of Eat 'n Park guests, team members and partners ensures that children throughout our region will receive the care they need at children's hospitals. We do it all for the kids."

This year's campaign included support from the Neighborhood Ford Store, its second year donating a vehicle for the in-store raffle fundraiser. Thanks to their generosity, one lucky Eat 'n Park guest, Robin Brooks from Youngstown, won a 2012 Ford Focus. The Neighborhood Ford Store is comprised of 82 Ford dealers in southwest Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio and the panhandles of Maryland and West Virginia.

Ms. Brooks' winning ticket was selected from more than 70,000 tickets that were purchased to benefit the campaign. The Ford raffle generated more than $140,000 for the “Caring for Kids” campaign.

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Local Eat 'n Park restaurants donate $12,625 to Akron Children's Mahoning Valley

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