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Oak Brook, Ill.,
16
May
2016

Ace Hardware named “Corporate Partner of the Year” by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce that thanks to the efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation, it has been named the 2016 “Corporate Partner of the Year” by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).

The “Corporate Partner of the Year” award recognizes an outstanding organization that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to CMN Hospitals or Foundations through innovative fundraising and awareness initiatives.

As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation has raised more than $72 million since 1991 for CMN Hospitals. In 2015 alone, the Ace Foundation raised $7.1 million for the organization.

"We are so honored to have Ace Hardware as one of our oldest partners. For 25 years, they have raised millions to ensure kids in their communities have the best care at their children’s hospital,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Their understanding of the vital needs of children’s hospitals and their commitment to tirelessly helping to meet those needs, is why they were named the 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year.”

“Ace Hardware is pleased to accept the esteemed award of ‘Corporate Partner of the Year’ from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Kane Calamari, President of the Ace Hardware Foundation. “For the past 25 years, Ace Hardware consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members have come together to give back to local communities through fundraising, we’re honored to be able to raise funds for such a deserving organization.”

Ace Hardware aims to raise $9 million for CMN Hospitals in 2016. For more more information about Ace’s charitable efforts, visit acehardware.com.

 

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About Ace Hardware

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 4,800 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit www.acehardware.com.

 

About the Ace Hardware Foundation

As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

 

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.