CMNH Partner Panda Express
Panda Express has been a valuable Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) partner since 2007. Nationally, they raise funds for CMN Hospitals, like Cook Children's, through coin donation boxes, Round Up and associate giving campaigns and golf tournaments. Overall, national contributions from Panda Express in the past nine years have surpassed $11.2 million, with almost $5 million raised in 2015 alone.
"As a family-owned and values-driven organization, Panda is committed to serving the communities in which we operate by promoting the health and educational needs of underserved children," said Area Coach of Operations Jay Hsu. "We are proud to partner with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, who share the same goal of inspiring better lives in our community."
Local funds raised by Panda Express support Cook Children's greatest needs and help us fulfill our Promise to the community to improve the life of every child in our region.
In the last year, they have seen fundraising in the Fort Worth market double from the previous year! Thirty-eight Panda Express restaurants in the Fort Worth area raised more than $115,000 in 2016 and more than $270,000 since 2008. This includes one location that raised more than $12,000!
In addition to their generous financial giving, Panda Express donates meals to support some of our partner programs, including Texas Christian University's Dance Marathon, and hosts Give Back Nights that benefit several local Dance Marathon programs.
In support of the company's efforts, Panda Express employees all have huge hearts for giving back. Over the past few years, local restaurant employees have visited Cook Children's Medical Center to provide smiles, toys and activities to patients who are unable to leave the medical center. They bring Tom Tom, the Panda, to entertain and interact with kids. Panda Express employees work hard to make the visit fun so that the patients can have a distraction from their medical treatments.
Cook Children's is very thankful for the generosity of community-minded partners like Panda Express and looks forward to many more years of partnering together.
To find out more about how your company can become become involved, call our Children's Miracle Network Hopitals coordinator at 682-885-2596.
Your generosity does not go unnoticed by others. It is emulated by those who realize its value to the community. It is revered by those who care for our patients because it enables them to do what they do best. And it is appreciated by every patient and every family who benefits from it.
Thank you from each family, patient, nurse, physician and staff member whose life you will have touched with your generosity.