Shodair’s CMN Partners

ACE Hardware

Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $64 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, Ace customers, vendor partners and Ace team members. Participating Ace retailers across Montana support Shodair Children's Hospital every year through many national programs; “Ace Cares for Kids” Icon Campaign, Blue CMN Bucket Promotion, Change Canister’s, Change Round-Up, World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Program and CMN Ornament Sales to raise funds locally.

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

Every May, Costco Wholesale locations across Montana participate in a month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign to benefit Shodair Children's Hospital. 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 displayed in creative ways at each Costco location.

Montana's Credit Unions

Credit Union CMN Campaigns: Miracle Jeans Day, Shop for Miracles, and Vote for Miracles

Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as our movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 2006, CU4Kids has raised $150 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since Montana credit unions launched their first coordinated campaign to raise funds for Shodair Children’s Hospital in 2013, they have raised over $70,000 for Shodair Children's Hospital.

Dairy Queen

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.


Miracle Treat Day is July 27th! On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment.  Help participating DQ restaurants help local kids by purchasing a Blizzard Treat on Thursday, July 27*. Are you and your employees interested in putting in a group Blizzard order and avoiding the long lines? Click Here for a Pre-Order form! 

Great Clips

Every October, participating Great Clips salons in communities across the state sell Miracle Balloons to benefit Shodair Children's Hospital. By purchasing a $1 balloon during their campaign month, customers can help fund some of Shodair's vital hospital needs and receive a coupon for $2 off their next haircut. In 2013, nearly 1,500 Great Clips salons raised more than $790,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by selling the iconic Miracle Balloon, as well as hosting local fundraising events.


Beginning February 1 through National Pancake Day on March 8, participating IHOP locations will also sell Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each to benefit member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All icon proceeds will help provide life-saving care, equipment and therapy programs across North America. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off discount that can be used during their next dining visit. National Pancake Day raised $2.3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals alone!

Log a Load for Kids

The national Log a Load for Kids campaign works by loggers and wood-supplying businesses donating the value of a "load" of logs to their local hospital to be used in treating ill and injured children. The Montana Logging Association, Montana Wood Products Association, Intermountain Roundwood Association, and collective members are proud to be sponsors of Shodair through the Log A Load for Kids program.

Panda Express

The philanthropic branch of the company, the Panda Cares Program, has the mission 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 Children's Miracle Network partner since 2007, and has raised $6 million through their coin donation boxes Associate Giving campaign, and golf tournaments

Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club

Wal-mart and Sam's Club have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 28 years – raising more than $750 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Walmart associates play a key role in supporting their local children’s hospitals. In addition to volunteering at their local children's hospitals, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates across the country raised more than $40 million during their 2014 fundraising campaign.