Thursday, February 18, 2016

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals selected as Charity of Choice by Hamra Enterprises, a franchisee of Wendy’s International in southwest Missouri

Representatives from Wendy's, including Wendy herself, visited the Pediatrics unit at Cox South to celebrate their partnership with CMN Hospitals.

Hamra Enterprises’ Wendy’s division has once again selected Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as its charity of choice for 2016. The partnership, now in its third year, raised more than $101,000 for CMN Hospitals in 2015 – an increase that more than doubled 2014’s numbers.

“We had a very successful campaign and partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2015,” says Chuck Ocarz, president of Hamra Enterprises’ Wendy’s Division. “We are looking forward to what is in store for 2016 with goals to meet and hopefully exceed what we raised in 2015 for CMN Hospitals.”

CoxHealth staffers enjoyed Frostys as part of Wednesday's celebration.

As a corporation that cares deeply for the welfare of children, Hamra Enterprises will raise funds throughout the year at each of its 35 Wendy’s locations to assist local children suffering from injuries and illnesses. Funds are raised through the sale of $1 paper miracle balloons during certain months, as well as canisters near cash registers where customers can donate their change.

“We are humbled and grateful that we were selected as Hamra Enterprises’ charity of choice for the third year in a row,” says Tim Siebert, executive director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth. “We depend on the generosity of businesses, individuals, foundations and organizations to bring hope and healing to children who might otherwise go without the medical attention they desperately need. We thank Hamra Enterprises for the care and compassion they are sharing with the children and families we serve.”