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Rocky’s Ace Hardware Raising Funds for Children’s Miracle Network

SPRINGFIELD — Rocky’s Ace Hardware, one of the country’s largest family-owned Ace Hardware dealers with 47 locations in nine states, will host a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) bucket-sale fundraising campaign in eight Western Mass. stores and two Connecticut stores, with 100% of all money raised going to benefit CMN hospitals.

Customers can purchase a bucket for $5 and receive 20% off all regularly priced items they fit in the bucket from Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Island Pond Road and Liberty Street stores in Springfield; the Agawam, East Longmeadow, Westfield, Ludlow, Palmer, and South Hadley stores in Massachusetts; and the Vernon and Stamford locations in Connecticut.

“This is such a great way to give back to sick children in our area as well as provide our customers with a great discount at the same time,” Rocky’s Ace Hardware President Rocco Falcone said. “CMN helps more than 10 million kids each year who rely on care from a children’s hospital. We are proud to give back to the communities we serve in such a meaningful way and know this is important to our customers as well.”

To provide the best care for kids, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, CMN hospitals have helped fill funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.