Crowder Bros. Ace Hardwareâs spring âRound Up for the Kidsâ campaign raised $8,607 to support Johns Hopkins All Childrenâs Hospital through the Childrenâs Miracle Network.
Customers were able to round up their purchases at the register to support life-changing medical care for children and teens across the region. Donations collected at Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowderâs Gifts & Gadgets locations in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch support Johns Hopkins All Childrenâs Hospital. The 259-bed teaching hospital in St. Petersburg stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts.
âOur region is blessed to have one of the countryâs top childrenâs hospitals right here, but you donât get to be the best without extensive support from the community,â said Michael Wynn, president of Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware. âThere are few causes more important than protecting the health of future generations, and itâs heartwarming to see our customers once again rise to the challenge by rounding up their purchases.â
Crowder Bros. Aceâs Lakewood Ranch store ranked No. 17 nationally in fundraising during the spring campaign. There are 4,000 Ace Hardware stores across the U.S. and 5,500 worldwide.
A national study of Ace Hardware contributions pinpointed exactly how Childrenâs Miracle Network was spending dollars raised during store collections: patient services (27%), advancement services (26%), charitable care (19%), equipment (12%), research (10%) and education (6%).
Childrenâs Miracle Network helps fill funding gaps not covered by Medicare and insurance companies at 170 network hospitals nationwide.
About Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware
Founded in 1955 by John and Chester Crowder, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowderâs Gifts & Gadgets operate stores in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch within Manatee County. Each store is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable associates known for going the extra mile to help commercial and residential customers find the right tools for their jobs. Crowder Bros. Ace is the regionâs go-to source for power equipment, paint, hardware, fishing gear, plumbing products, electrical supplies, gifts and home improvement products, including name brands like Benjamin Moore, STIHL, Milwaukee, Scotts, Weber, Big Green Egg, Penn and Shimano. Through its Helpful Hub, Crowder Bros. Ace provides services like screen repair, key cutting and color matching, as well as delivery and assembly for grills, power tools and more. Crowder Bros. Ace offers three convenient options to shop: in-store, curbside pickup and online with home delivery. For locations and hours, visit CrowderBros.com.