News Release
 September 14, 2022
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 once again made a significant impact raising much needed funds 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 $288,419,000!

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 fifteen years Tops has been involved in supporting the campaign they have helped to successfully raise over $2.1 million dollars.

The participating hospitals included: · 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: Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit


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