Ace Hardware Foundation Names Dave Jones 2018 Ace All-Star Retailer
Owner of Atlanta-based Intown Ace Hardware receives prestigious recognition from the Ace Hardware Foundation
The Ace Hardware Foundation is pleased to announce that Dave Jones, owner of Intown Ace Hardware in D
ecatur, GA has been named the 2018 Ace All-Star Retailer. Each year, this national award honors an Ace retailer for his/her extraordinary fundraising, leadership skills, innovation and commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). For his work in the local community, Jones was nominated by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and selected from an inspiring group of 20 Ace retailers that were nominated nationwide.
“We are thrilled to present Dave Jones with this well-deserved honor,” said Kane Calamari, President of the Ace Hardware Foundation. “Dave has truly made fundraising for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) part of his store culture and he does it so humbly. We are grateful that we could recognize him and his team for all that they do each and every day for local kids and families.”
Over the past three years, Intown Ace has increased fundraising efforts from less than $500 to over $33,000. Intown Ace has attributed much of their success to 2015 Ace All-Star Parker Grelecki and his family, who have become part of the Intown Ace Hardware family.
“Seeing Parker and knowing that the money we raise is helping kids like him and families like theirs has really helped us understand how important this cause is,” said Jones. “So many of our customers have been touched by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – we are just giving them an opportunity to give back to a cause near and dear to them.”
Customers can continue giving back to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Intown Ace through initiatives such as rounding up their total at the register, raffles for Big Green Eggs, and donations in the Garden Center.
As part of his Ace All-Star retailer recognition, Ace Hardware’s vendor partner Duracell will donate $25,000 in Jones’ name to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
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. Ace Hardware has been a national partner for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the last 27 years, raising over $100 million during that time.
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 http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,000 locally owned and operated hardware stores in 65 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., 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. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com.