Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $52,913.60 in 2021 to help provide world-class pediatric care at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and $28,225 to benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Total donations raised from all stores equaled $81,138.60. 

In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network, Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts a series of fundraising campaigns throughout the year that allow customers to round up their purchases or choose a specific dollar amount to donate at the register. 

“Now more than ever, families need help providing affordable health care to their families,” said Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware. “Our customers recognize that their support, even if it’s pennies on the dollar, adds up over the course of a year. Golisano Children’s Hospital relies on community support to make sure all children have access to cutting-edge care right here at home, and Sunshine Ace is proud to support Children’s Miracle Network as its primary charity partner.” 

Golisano Children’s Hospital is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. The hospital’s comprehensive pediatric services include a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU. 

Children’s Miracle Network helps fill funding gaps not covered by Medicare and insurance companies at 170 network hospitals nationwide. Donations collected at Sunshine Ace stores in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties support Golisano Children’s Hospital. 

“In today’s challenging world of health care, our patients need every resource we can provide them,” said Alyssa Bostwick, chief nursing and operations executive at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “We can’t do what we do to continue to advance our service lines and provide state-of-the-art health care without the support of generous community partners like Sunshine Ace Hardware. What they do by rallying their customers to support us is invaluable. It’s not just the funds they raise but also the awareness they bring to Golisano and all we do to keep kids healthy and close to home.” 

Nationally, Ace Hardware is a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network, which provides 32 million treatments annually across its member hospitals. Funds collected stay local to provide critical treatments and health care services, as well as support research and training to save and improve the lives of children. Across the U.S., Ace Hardware stores raised more than $8.2 million in round-ups during 2021, a year-over-year increase exceeding $1 million. 

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