More than 290 Love's locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5 and $20. Many Love's stores also organized local events to raise money including bake sales, car washes, golf tournaments, motorcycle rallies, and grand prize raffles.
"It is remarkable what customers and team members can accomplish together to make miracles happen for kids and their families," said Tom Love, founder and CEO of Love's Travel Stops.
Through the Children's Miracle Network Hospital program, all money raised at each Love's location supports the nearest Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The donations will help create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals each year.
This is Love's 14th year supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with a fundraising campaign. The company has donated more than $7 million through the years.
"Year after year, Love's employees and customers put all of their heart into fundraising for their member hospitals - and not just at the register," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.