News Release
 July 15, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce that it has surpassed its fundraising goal for its annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). The campaign which officially kicked off on Sunday, June 20 at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations ran through Saturday, July 3, 2021. In total Tops helped raise a record breaking $292,540.00!

Customers supported the CMNH campaign by purchasing a $1.00 Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Balloon or rounded up their change at any participating Tops, where 100% of the proceeds are donated back to the local women and children’s hospitals in its communities. Thanks to the generous support of its shoppers and associates over the fourteen years Tops has been involved in supporting the campaign they have helped to successfully raise over $1,829,270 million dollars.

The participating hospitals include: · Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital · Oishei Children's Hospital · The University of Vermont Children's Hospital · Arnot Ogden Medical Center · Saint Vincent Hospital · Maria Fareri Children's Hospital · Golisano Children's Hospital · Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital · Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation · Samaritan Medical Center · Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital

More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like Children's National Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. 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 on Facebook @cmnhospitals. # # #

ABOUT TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS: Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,500 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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