The glow of giving: Big Ace fundraiser ahead

10th annual Ace Hardware fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals starts Friday.
Ace Bucket
An in-store event from last year's CMN drive.

Ace Hardware is giving customers a chance to get their glow on this weekend – the glow that comes from giving.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op said it will conduct its 10th annual Miracle Bucket in-store fundraising event for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.

“Ace customers will have the opportunity to make a $5 donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and in return will receive a limited-edition five-gallon Ace bucket, as well as 20% off almost everything that fits in it,” said Ace.

As Ace calls itself “America’s most celebrated helpful place,” local participating Ace stores will open its doors for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals charity fundraising event from Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7.

According to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals website, “more than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care.”

CMN 2022 graphic
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – by the numbers.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, founded by television personalities Marie Osmond and John Schneider, along with two other partners, said it has “helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion.”

All funds collected will stay local and benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country, said the retailer.

Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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