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Photo courtesy of GIANT Food Stores, LLC GIANT associate Sonya from the Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle store displays the candles.

GIANT Food Stores announced a total of $729,173 was donated to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals by its customers during the company’s recent Candles for Kids fundraising campaign. The annual campaign ran in more than 170 GIANT Foods Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets from Nov. 11 to Nov. 24.

Funds from the Candles for Kids fundraising campaign benefit the following CMN Hospitals: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.

GIANT Food Stores is one of the top 15 corporate sponsors in the country for CMN Hospitals. Combined with the grocer’s in-store Miracle balloon campaign conducted earlier this year, customers raised more than $1.4 million for local CMN Hospitals in 2018. In addition, this year, the company also provided funding for the following projects and programs: 3-D printing and modeling for congenital heart disease at Penn State Children’s Hospital, construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Child Advocacy Center at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

CMN Hospitals, the alliance of premier hospitals for children, is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America.