Montana’s Children’s Miracle Network Corporate Partners

Helping Lives, One Dollar at a Time

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals corporate campaigns build national programs with local impact. Customized partnerships leverage an investment in corporate social responsibility through customer, employee and community engagement.


ACE Hardware

Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $100 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, customers, vendor partners and team members.

Participating Ace retailers support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital each year through many national programs including Round Up For Kids, Ace Bucket Days, the World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Program and more to raise funds locally. In addition, many Ace Retailers and Ace Retail Support Centers host regional fundraising events each year.


American Legion

The American Legion first partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 1998.  With their large number of members and their ability to activate volunteers, they are a strong advocate for children’s hospitals.  Thanks to the generosity and support of these Veterans and their families, the Legion family has raised more than $2.3 million for hospitalized children.


Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale has raised more than $386million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1988. Currently, over 500 Costco locations in participate in a fundraising campaign for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Every May, Costco participates in a month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign at all warehouses in the United States and Canada. The annual Miracle Balloon Campaign is the primary source of the fundraising effort made by Costco and its partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Members are invited to make a donation at the time of checkout and encouraged to write their names on the balloons, which are often displayed at the front of the warehouse. A corporate match and other creative fundraising activities increase the fundraising total.


Montana's Credit Unions

"Credit Unions for Kids" is the brand under which America's credit unions fundraise for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profits, their main focus is their members and their community. Credit unions are driven by the philosophy of 'people helping people", and their support of CMN Hospitals is a great example of the ways credit unions give back and support their communities.

In fact, since the creation of the Credit Unions for Kids brand in 1996, the credit union industry has raised over $170 million for affiliated children's hospitals - over $11 million in 2017 alone! – making credit unions a top five "corporate" contributor to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The credit union community has established a wonderful legacy at hospitals across the country, funding breakthrough research, numerous programs and services and construction of new facilities. Fundraising activities run the gamut from major events to online giving campaigns to paper balloon icon sales.


Dairy Queen

American Dairy Queen Corporation is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Dairy Queen operators have been providing consumers with crave-satisfying treats and food since 1940 and today, the DQ system is one of the largest fast food systems in the world, with more than 6,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 18 other countries. A 30-year partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for children’s hospitals. The majority of the funds raised each year come from Miracle Treat Day, a one-day event where a portion of proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold benefits children’s hospitals across North America. 


Great Clips

October's a "Great" month for a haircut at Great Clips! Every October, participating Great Clips salons in communities across the U.S. and Canada sell Miracle Balloons to benefit their local children’s hospital. In 2018, nearly 1,500 Great Clips salons raised funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by selling coupon balloons, as well as hosting local fundraising events. Many stylists also donate their time, visiting member hospitals to cut children's hair through the “Clips for Kindness” program.


IHOP

IHOP has raised over $23 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since joining as a partner in 2006, with most of it being raised through National Pancake Day. During National Pancake Day, nearly 1,300 IHOP locations across the United States and Canada invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes — and, in return, those guests are invited to make a generous donation to their local hospital. All donations made at participating IHOP restaurants support the local children’s hospital.


Log a Load for Kids

Log A Load for Kids is an annual campaign which began in 1988 when loggers and others in the forest products community donated the value of a load of logs to their local CMN hospital. Today, Log A Load is a leader in CMN Hospitals’ fundraising, raising more than $2 million annually through golf tournaments, fishing events, dinners, truck loads of log donations and other events.


Love's Travel Stop

Love’s Travel Stops is a family- owned and operated chain of food and fuel stops headquartered in Oklahoma City. In 2014 Love’s was ranked No. 7 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s largest privately held companies. Currently, Love’s operates more than 300 locations, and employs over 10,000 people in over 39 states across North America. Love’s takes special pride in their locations and their employees. Their motto is “Clean Places, Friendly Places.” They believe that giving back to each community in which they operate is an important factor to their success. One of the ways they give back to their communities is to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. They have been a partner for 15 years raising over $12 million. In 2014 they raised over $2.5 million for 95 local children’s hospitals. Love’s team members put their hearts into helping their communities and especially helping to create miracles for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 


Montana State University Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement uniting college, university and high school students across North America. Students involved in a campus' dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The year culminates with an 8-40 hour event (the dance marathon) on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total. Dance Marathon is a movement that takes place on over 350 college campuses nationwide that brings students and community members together to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2019, Montana State University hosted their first-ever Dance Marathon and was nationally recognized for raising the 4th largest amount for a first time Dance Marathon program. 


Panda Express

The philanthropic branch of the company, the Panda Cares Foundation, brings hope to children in need. The program’s purpose is to promote the spirit of giving within Panda Express by directly serving the health and education needs of underserved children. Panda Restaurant Group has been a proud fundraising partner since 2007 and has raised $37M through their in-store donation boxes, Associate Giving campaign and annual golf invitationals. Panda Expresses throughout the United States and Canada also frequently visit their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals bringing smiles, treats and of course: food, to the special kids and their families. Since its inception in 1999, Panda Cares has given millions of dollars of in-kind donations to numerous non-profit organizations, schools, and hospitals. Panda Cares’ purpose is to promote the spirit of giving and establish a caring presence in communities in which they serve.


United Networks of America

UNA Rx Card is proud to give back to local children's hospitals through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. UNA Rx Card is a highly innovative pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) that provides consumers with proprietary prescription drug benefit program solutions. These programs are delivered through retail pharmacies, health insurance companies, employer groups, unions, associations, and other PBMs. The UNA Rx Card pharmacy network is in all 50 U.S. States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. UNA Rx Card is a division of United Networks of America (UNA). UNA has more than 240,000 participating Providers serving more than 114.9 million members


Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club

Walmart and Sam's Club share a basic belief - that every child deserves the chance to live better. That's why they have supported Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for 31 years; raising nearly a billion dollars for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the process. In 1987, the man affectionately known to the CMN Hospitals team as "Mr. Sam," Sam Walton, committed his company and its resources to raising money for children's hospitals with the promise that "the associates will amaze you." Walmart associates play a key role in supporting their local children's hospitals. In addition to the countless hours volunteered at CMN Hospitals, Walmart and Sam's Club associates across the US and Canada raised more than $61 million dollars in 2017 through fundraisers and register donations, their associates continue to amaze. And they couldn't do it with the generosity of the millions of customers who shop in their stores and clubs every week. Together, Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members are ensuring that millions of children in communities across North America continue to receive the world-class treatment they need to live better.