Eat'n Park Restaurants and its team members are kicking off the 30th Annual Caring for Kids Campaign in all restaurant locations today. Their goal is to raise more than $320,000 during the four week campaign, breaking the $7 million mark in total contributions to children's charities since the campaign's inception.
According to Jeff Broadhurst, CEO and president, Eat'n Park, team members and guests have raised more than $6.6 million for local children's hospitals since the inception of the Caring for Kids program 30 years ago.
"Our team members are energized about having a successful campaign this holiday season," said Broadhurst. "Caring for Kids has been such a successful effort over the last 29 years because of the energy and continuous support of employees and guests who want to help children in need - a cause that has always been important to Eat'n Park."
Guests can purchase a $2 raffle ticket for the chance to win a 2009 Mercury Mariner SUV, donated by the Pittsburgh Lincoln Mercury Dealers Association, at all Eat'n Park restaurants, Park Classic Diners and select Parkhurst Dining locations. Eat'n Park team members hope to sell more than 70,000 raffle tickets this holiday season.
In addition to the Mercury Mariner raffle, guests may also purchase Smiley magnets or Smiley key chains for $2. All proceeds benefit the Caring for Kids campaign, which will run through December 15.
HOSPITALS SUPPORTED BY THE CAMPAIGN:
- Akron Children's Hospital
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Nationwide Children's Hospital (formerly Columbus Children's Hospital)
- DuBois Regional Medical Center
- Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital
- Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong (Rochester, NY)
- Indiana Regional Medical Center
- Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
- Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
- Saint Vincent Health System (Erie, PA)
- St. Christopher's Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
- West Virginia University Children's Hospital