Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helped collect more than $32,000 during a spring fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network.

Through its monthlong “Round Up for the Kids” campaign in April, customers rounded up their purchases to help provide life-changing medical care to children across the region. Donations collected at Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch support Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

“Our company has supported Children’s Miracle Network for many years, but when we designated the nonprofit as our ‘primary charity partner’ in 2020, our customers have really gotten behind this initiative,” said Crowder Bros. President Michael Wynn. “Children’s Miracle Network provides access to high-quality medical care for thousands of children across the region, and the generosity of our customers and associates is truly making a difference in the lives of children and their families.”

Every year, more than 10 million children across North America visit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, which rely on donations and community support because Medicaid and health insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Children’s Miracle Network raises funds to support common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, as well as fight challenges like birth defects and cancer.

In 2020, the Ace Hardware Foundation raised a record $17.9 million nationwide to support Children’s Miracle Network, of which $11 million was raised through in-store campaigns. Since establishing a partnership three decades ago, Ace Hardware has raised more than $140 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

About Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware

Founded in 1955 by John and Chester Crowder, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets operate stores in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch within Manatee County. Each store is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable associates known for going the extra mile to help commercial and residential customers find the right tools for their jobs. Crowder Bros. Ace is the region’s go-to source for power equipment, paint, hardware, fishing gear, plumbing products, electrical supplies, gifts and home improvement products, including name brands like Benjamin Moore, STIHL, Milwaukee, Scotts, Weber, Big Green Egg, Penn and Shimano. Through its Helpful Hub, Crowder Bros. Ace provides services like screen repair, key cutting and color matching, as well as delivery and assembly for grills, power tools and more. Crowder Bros. Ace offers three convenient options to shop: in-store, curbside pickup and online with home delivery. For locations and hours, visit CrowderBros.com.