Costco Wraps Up Children’s Miracle Network Campaign

Southern Arizona Costco stores raised more than $102,000 during this year’s campaign for to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

With every dollar raised in Southern Arizona staying here to benefit local programs for the littlest and most vulnerable among us, the resources help provide life-saving equipment and vital health services for children served at TMC for Children.

Tucson Medical Center has been part of Children’s Miracle Network for nearly 30 years.

“As the biggest warehouse club in the country, Costco’s compassion is matched only by the size of its warehouses,” said Erika Grasse, the director of Children’s Miracle Network. In May, Costco participates in a month-long miracle balloon campaign at all of its warehouses in the United States and Canada, as well as in other creative fundraising efforts, such as an annual tea, shown here.

“We are grateful for the dedication Costco employees showed, as well as for the generosity of its members in supporting our efforts to care for children,” she said.

Headquartered near Seattle, Costco Wholesale has raised more than $137 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals since becoming a sponsor in 1988.

This year’s gift will help support the Block By Block, Miracles Happen capital campaign, which funded a $12.5 million renovation and expansion of TMC for Children that included private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and a friendly environment for kids.

Vonnie Steed, the regional marketing manager for Costco, said the company supports the mission of children’s hospitals.

“We are all touched by what they do and what they offer families,” Steed said, noting hospitals provide a safety net for families most in need.

“Our employees have really embraced it and every year, we just keep doing better and better. It just goes to show what you can accomplish if you’re passionate about something,” she said.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great article Thank you for Costco 1079!

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