Press release from Aunt Millie’s, sent March 24, 2010:
Aunt Millie’s celebrates Aunt’s Day with a $40,000 gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children
Aunt Millie’s is donating more than $40,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children as a part of its annual Aunt’s Day fundraising campaign.
Aunt Millie’s, which committed to a minimum donation of $25,000, donated one cent for every loaf of Aunt Millie’s Bread sold between February 14 and March 13, 2010. This amount totaled $39,079. Marsh Supermarkets made a matching gift of one cent for every loaf of Aunt Millie’s Bread sold in Marsh stores, for an additional $1,518.93. The total contribution is $40,597.93.
“The customer support for our Aunt’s Day campaign exceeded our expectations,” remarked Marketing Director Melissa Dunning. “We are pleased to partner with such a terrific organization doing important work in our Aunt Millie’s communities.”
“We are grateful to receive this donation,” said Wayne Witczak, development officer for Shriners Hospitals for Children, “We thank Aunt Millie’s very much for sharing our compassion for helping children.”
About Aunt Millie’s
Aunt Millie’s is a family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1901. The company produces Aunt Millie’s bread and bakery products and other brands, which are distributed throughout the Midwest. For more information about Aunt Millie’s visit www.auntmillies.com.
About Marsh Supermarkets
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Marsh operates 98 Marsh Supermarkets and 3 O’Malia’s Food Markets in Indiana and Ohio. Marsh has the distinction of being the first grocery store in the world to use electronic scanners to ring up purchases. Nearly 9,000 Marsh employees serve two million customers weekly.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides all care and services without financial obligation to patients or their families. Visit www.ShrinersHospitals.org for information.
What is Shriners International’s connection to Shriners Hospitals for Children?
Shriners International founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy. The Shriners are active supporters of the health care system – thousands volunteer as drivers, transporting patients to and from the hospitals for care, and many others visit and entertain patients. Shriners also serve as tour guides and volunteer in various departments at the hospitals. Many temples (chapters) organize fundraisers to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Shriners voluntarily serve on the local and international boards for the hospitals and health care system.
How is Shriners Hospitals for Children funded?
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on the generous donations of Shriners and the general public to carry out its mission and improve the lives of children every day.