Loves Travel Stops in Jeffersonville and Baltimore, Ohio, raise combined $22,173 for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

October 9, 2013

Love’s Travel Stop 352 in Jeffersonville, Ohio and 221 in Baltimore, Ohio, raised more than $20,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Love’s set a new fundraising record during this year’s five-week campaign by raising more than $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

More than 300 Love’s locations nationwide contributed by selling paper donation hearts in the amounts of $1, $5, and $20. Many Love’s stores also organized local events to raise money including bake sales, car washes, golf tournaments, motorcycle rallies, grand prize raffles and even kissing pigs!

"It is remarkable what customers and team members can accomplish together to make miracles happen for kids and their families,” said Tom Love, founder and CEO of Love’s Travel Stops.

“We are extremely proud of our store teams for raising a record amount for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We appreciate our customers’ generosity in supporting our annual fundraising campaign," he said.

Through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program, all money raised at each Love’s location supports the nearest Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The donations will help create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.

This is Love’s 15th year supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a fundraising campaign. The company has donated more than $9.5 million through the years.

"Year after year, Love's employees and customers put all of their heart into fundraising for their member hospitals — and not just at the register," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

"We continue to be inspired by the exceptional fundraising happening in every community Love's operates. The results are evident in the nearby hospitals and kids who rely on them for needed care," Lauck said.

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops is headquartered in Oklahoma City and remains entirely family-owned and operated. The company operates more than 300 locations and 175 truck tire care centers in 39 states. To learn more, visit, Facebook (, or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at and

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About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at