Kroger customers and associates in Knoxville donated more than $20,600 during a three-week fundraiser benefitting the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital – a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network. Across Kroger’s Atlanta Division, customers raised nearly $300,000 for Children’s Miracle Network.

From May 19 – June 8, customers purchased $1 hot-air balloon icons, also known to many as “Miracle Balloons” to fund medical care and outreach programs at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in their local communities.

“Every year Kroger customers go above and beyond with their charitable contributions,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We are incredibly grateful for their support as they continue to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities.”

Children’s Miracle Network, one of the world’s leading children’s charities, is a nonprofit organization that raises money for more than 170 hospitals, collectively impacting the lives of more children than any other children’s organization in the world. Donations help ensure partner hospitals have the resources to diagnose or treat diseases and injuries among children, thus saving and improving 17 million lives each year.