Johns Hopkins Children’s Center welcomes the support of the corporate community to continue providing the most compassionate and comprehensive care to children and their families, conducting groundbreaking research and training the best and brightest pediatricians. Whether through employee giving (matching gifts or payroll deductions), in-kind donations, or sponsorships, your corporation or organization can support the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in a variety of ways.
Corporate Advisory Board
These unique individuals guide fundraising efforts to help the Children’s Center maintain its innovative and research-driven patient care, programs and services.
CBS Radio’s Mix 106.5 FM hosts an annual Radiothon to benefit the young patients and their families at Hopkins Children’s. Radiothon is a marathon radio broadcast that takes place live in the hospital lobby. Radiothon has become the most identified radio event in Baltimore and the first and longest running of its kind in the country. For more than two decades — and thanks to the devotion of the listening audience and generosity of MIX 106.5 corporate sponsors — Radiothon has raised over $19 million for patient and family care here. In 2016, the two-day event raised more than $1,200,000.
Hopkins Children’s is a member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), an organization dedicated to raise funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America. All of the funds donated to CMN in the Baltimore community help local kids at Hopkins Children’s.
Every year, businesses and corporations join CMN to raise funds for their local CMN-designated hospital. Baltimore has over 800 CMN retail locations where customers and employees help our kids through annual paper balloon campaigns, events and promotions. You can help our patients by visiting these Baltimore area stores and participating in their annual campaigns.
The following are among the CMN affiliates that raise money for Hopkins Children’s through stores in the Baltimore region.
- Ace Hardware Corp.
- American Legion
- Credit Unions for Kids
- Dairy Queen
- Giant Food Stores
- Baltimore Area Great Clips Franchisees
- Greek Partners – Phi Mu
- IHOP Restaurants
- Kiwanis International
- Marriott International, Inc.
- Miss America Organization
- Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
- Rite Aid
- Six Flags
- USA Gymnastics
- Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores
- Extra Life — Play Games. Heal Kids. An annual 24-hour video game marathon that raises money to help our patients.
- Dance Marathon — We dance for those who can’t at Towson and Johns Hopkins Universities.
- Miracle Jeans Day — Go casual for kids. Employees wear jeans to benefit our patients.
- Champions — CMN selects a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. Champions serve as the face for the millions of children treated at children’s hospitals every year. Our Maryland Champion and his or her family travel to Washington, D.C., and Disney World each year to highlight the vital work of children’s hospitals.
A genuine love of children is one of many positive values that Costco employees share, so it’s not surprising that Costco and Costco employees and customers began raising money for Johns Hopkins Children’s and sick kids through their Columbia, Arundel Mills, Glen Burnie and White Marsh stores. Over the years, Costco’s participation in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has expanded along with the growth of the company, raising money for Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated children’s hospitals in every community where Costco warehouses are located.
Costco runs a member campaign in the month of May, where customers are asked to donate a dollar to purchase a “miracle balloon.” The warehouses also coordinate in-store canisters, and employees participate in a variety of community activities and fundraisers throughout the year.
Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The effort, which is driven by a “people helping people” philosophy, includes individual credit unions, local chapters, state leagues/associations, two national trade organizations, business partners and several trade publications.
The Baltimore-area credit union community has established several area fundraising events, including the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run in Washington, D.C., and Bowling for Kids event in May. Other activities run the gamut from holiday festivities to paper balloon sales.
- APG FCU
- APL FCU
- Baltimore Chapter of MDDCCUA
- Baltimore County Employees FCU
- CU Foundation of MD & DC
- Destinations CU
- First Financial FCU
- Ft. Meade Community CU
- Johns Hopkins FCU
- MECU of Baltimore
- Securityplus FCU
- St. Agnes Employees FCU
- Tower FCU
- Western Chapter of MDDCCUA
- Maryland & DC Credit Union Association
- Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.
Giant Food Stores, LLC, is committed to its “Living Here, Giving Here” motto. Giant shows this commitment by raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia where it operates stores. At the heart of its community stewardship culture are the customers, associates and vendor partners who have raised crucial dollars for the young patients at Johns Hopkins Children’s.
Giant’s annual “Our Kids” one-day golf outing typically has over 1,500 participating associates and vendors at 12 golf courses in Hershey, Pa. In addition to its annual golf tournament, Giant also contributes funds raised by customers and associates through in-store campaigns. During the holidays, stores sell paper candles through their “Candles for Kids” promotion.
Since 1997, Griffith Energy Services, Inc. has provided support to the young patients and their families at Johns Hopkins Children’s. Griffith employees organize an annual golf tournament and also participate in numerous fundraisers throughout the year, such as Miracle Jeans Day. The tournament attracts over 140 golfers and includes a dinner and silent auction, and a Johns Hopkins patient family is invited to speak about their experiences. Since its inception, the tournament has raised over $1 million dollars for ill and injured kids across Maryland and beyond.
Since 1994, Rite Aid’s annual “miracle balloon” campaign and other fundraising projects have raised more than $46 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition to the annual dollar balloon campaign in April and May, Rite Aid stores and their employees show their commitment to Johns Hopkins Children’s through golf tournaments, garage sales, car shows and numerous other events that benefit the hospital.
“Our fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is just one way Rite Aid associates demonstrate our core value of being a caring neighbor,” said John Standley, Rite Aid president and CEO. “We are committed to raising as much as they can for their local children’s hospital.”
Since 2001, Royal Farms has partnered with to help sick kids. Royal Farms sponsors a portion of Radiothon every year, in addition to placing canisters in their Baltimore area locations for customer donations. Royal Farms and its customers have donated over $1,000,000 to Johns Hopkins Children’s.
Walmart believes in a philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally. Walmart has supported Johns Hopkins Children’s and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1987 when the company committed to raising money for children’s hospitals with the promise “the associates will amaze you.” Indeed they have.
Walmart’s annual campaign begins May 1 and captures the “May is for Miracles” slogan through a host of efforts by Walmart and Walmart customers. Customers buy virtual Miracle Balloons, while employees volunteer, host special events and offer community grants.
Among the founding principles of Wawa, one stands out: Ongoing commitment to the communities in which they do business. Wawa and its associates continuously seek out opportunities to be the best neighbors possible.
Wawa stores in the Maryland area participate in the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign in May to raise funds for Johns Hopkins Children’s. Wawa associates collect change from generous community members and sell “miracle balloons.” They also participate in numerous fundraisers throughout the year, which include hoagie-building contests and golf tournaments.
Wawa friends and associates at the new Reisterstown Wawa, which facilitated a donation to burn patients at Hopkins Children’s.
For many years, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Children’s, ABC2, WMAR-TV broadcast an annual one-hour television special that provided a rare glimpse into the medical miracles happening inside Johns Hopkins Children’s. ABC2 news anchors introduced viewers to young patients whose survival stories showcased the hospital’s exemplary physicians and staff. The special aired during Radiothon. For more than two decades earlier, ABC2 hosted an annual Telethon for Johns Hopkins Children’s.