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Fundraiser to give PCH patients ‘hope’

March 16th, 2017 development
Fundraiser to give PCH patients ‘hope’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Chandler-area businesses are coming together to raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital through the Make March Meaningful campaign.

Until the end of the month, the community can donate toward The Hope Fund, which allows PCH to launch critical programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research and provide charitable care.

“We are so excited to launch this Make March Meaningful campaign because it is not only another way for donors to get involved, but it also allows us to keep growing all of our programs that are saving the lives of these incredible children,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The public can donate a variety of ways.

Big O Tires

Change canisters will be available for customers to drop their spare change in at all Valley locations.

Dairy Queen

On March 20, Dairy Queen is offering a free small self-serve cone and encouraging customers to make a donation. Limit is one per person. Throughout the month, customers can round up their total transaction with the extra monies being donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Dolce Salon & Spa

All locations will collect donations from customers. For every $5 donated, customers will receive $2 Dolce Dollars. In addition to collecting donations, 100% of proceeds from specific services will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.


Each of its locations is giving $500 in addition to asking customers to donate $1 or more at the register.

H&R Block

Every time clients mention Phoenix Children’s Hospital at H&R Block, the company will donate $20.

Hungry Howie’s

Hungry Howie’s Pizza is holding its With a Heart campaign through April 11. Heart-shaped pizzas will be made upon request, and customers who donate $2 will receive a free Howie Bread coupon. A $10 donation yields a free large one-topping pizza.

Jersey Mike’s Subs

March 29 is Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving where 100% of sales will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In addition, the stores are collecting donations from customers throughout the month.


Dr. Seuss books and stuffed animals are available for $5. All net proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.


In March, $10 for every first ride will be donated and $50 in free ride credits will be given. This only applies to new users.

Panda Express

Customers can drop change into canisters placed on the counters.

Papa John’s

The pizzeria will donate a portion of the proceeds from its Mike Smith “Smitty Special.”

Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt

Visit any participating Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt in March and donate to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. When customers donate $5 or more, they will receive a Phoenix Children’s Hospital bracelet and a coupon for a 16-ounce yogurt. The flavor of the month is Mint Madness.

Individuals interested in helping beyond March can become a Hero for Hope by making a pledge to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for $20 or more per month, or a single gift of $240 or more. With those funds, PCH patients will receive superhero sidekick stuffed animals in the donors’ names.

For more information about Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit