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Ace Hardware in Bend is helping make miracles happen in our area for Portland's Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, its local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital member. 

From July 1st -12th, your local Bend Ace Hardware will be participating in selling raffle tickets for prizes donated by Ace and their vendors such as Broilmate BBQs, Craftsman Tools and Paint from Valspar.   100% of the raffle ticket proceeds will go directly to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. 

Nina Davuluri, Miss New York 2013 and the 2014 Miss America, will be the 3rd Street Ace store in Bend on Saturday, July 12th to draw the winners of the raffle.  The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. and winners do not need to be present to win.  Raffle tickets available at all 3 Ace stores in Bend now until July 12th

“At the Bend Ace Hardware stores, we are committed to being the helpful place in Bend, and part of that is our commitment to giving back to the community we serve” said Bob Mitchell of Ace Hardware.  “We’re proud to help make miracles happen for children in need, while at the same time providing customers with engaging fundraising opportunities.”

Ace Hardware has been a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Thanks to the generosity of Ace customers, retailers, vendors and team members, together Ace has raised more than $58 million for Children’s Miracle Network across the country. 

About the Ace Hardware Foundation

As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving.  The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 Children’s Hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most.  When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.  Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.74 billion, most of it $1 at a time.  These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.  Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.

About Miss America and Children’s Miracle Network

The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Each new Miss America becomes the goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, speaking on behalf of kids treated at children’s hospitals and raising awareness around the country.

Supporting children’s hospitals is a community effort. Because funds donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay in the community, when you donate you’re helping kids near you—maybe even the children in your own life.