Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware’s spring “Round Up for the Kids” campaign raised $8,607 to support Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network.

Customers were able to round up their purchases at the register to support life-changing medical care for children and teens across the region. Donations collected at Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets locations in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch support Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The 259-bed teaching hospital in St. Petersburg stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts.

“Our region is blessed to have one of the country’s top children’s hospitals right here, but you don’t get to be the best without extensive support from the community,” said Michael Wynn, president of Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware. “There are few causes more important than protecting the health of future generations, and it’s heartwarming to see our customers once again rise to the challenge by rounding up their purchases.”

Crowder Bros. Ace’s Lakewood Ranch store ranked No. 17 nationally in fundraising during the spring campaign. There are 4,000 Ace Hardware stores across the U.S. and 5,500 worldwide.

A national study of Ace Hardware contributions pinpointed exactly how Children’s Miracle Network was spending dollars raised during store collections: patient services (27%), advancement services (26%), charitable care (19%), equipment (12%), research (10%) and education (6%).

Children’s Miracle Network helps fill funding gaps not covered by Medicare and insurance companies at 170 network hospitals nationwide.

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.