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Area retailers raising money for Akron Children's Hospital throughout April

04-14-2017 (Akron, Ohio )

Area locations of national retailers kicked off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals promotions this month, each raising funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Participating retailers include:

Ace Hardware – Participating locations in the Akron area will ask customers to round-up their change to the nearest dollar throughout the month of April. This is the second year of the round-up campaign with Akron area Ace Hardware stores, last year the campaign raised close to $180,000 for Akron Children’s.

Chico’s and White House Black Market – Locations in Hudson and at Belden Village Mall will sell “Miracle Balloons” in store for $1 each through May 31.

Circle K – Close to 150 area locations will sell “Miracle Balloons” and ask customers to round-up their change from April 7-30, with all donations going to Akron Children’s. Last year, local Circle K stores raised $150,000 for the hospital.

Rite Aid – Forty-five locations in the Akron area will sell “Miracle Balloons” in-store through May 6, with all sales going to the local hospital. Since 1994, Rite Aid has raised $750,356 for Akron Children’s and has raised nearly $81 million nationally for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Akron Children's is a founding member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving lives of children by raising funds for hospitals across the country.