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Ace Hardware Retailers, Customers and Vendors Help Raise $17.9 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Co-op rallies communities across the country for another record year of fundraising

Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, is pleased to announce the record-breaking fundraising results for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals in 2020. In an unprecedented year, customers, Ace retailers, Ace team members and vendor partners came together to help raise an astounding $17.9 million for CMN Hospitals.

“It is amazing to see the tremendous generosity of our customers and the broader Ace team shine through during an otherwise challenging year,” said Kane Calamari, SVP, Chief Human Resource Officer at Ace Hardware Corporation and President of the Ace Foundation.2020 Ace All-Star Avery shares the Ace Foundation's fundraising results for CMN Hospitals

Much of the $17.9 million raised for CMN Hospitals was done so pennies at a time. Nearly $11 million of that total was raised by local Ace stores and their customers through in-store programs such as Ace Miracle Bucket Days and change round-up at the point of purchase.

As the Ace Foundation celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2021, we are proud of our long-standing partnership with CMN Hospitals and remain committed to helping local kids and families when they need it most. Since 1991, Ace retailers, customers and vendors have helped raise more than $140 million for CMN Hospitals.

                                       2020 Ace All-Star Avery shares the Ace Foundation's
  fundraising results for CMN Hospitals.                        

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 30 years, raising over $140 million during that time.

About Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,400 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 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.

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, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.