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Local Rocky’s Ace Hardware Stores Rally Together to Raise $44,593 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Across New England and Florida

 Throughout 2017, Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores helped make miracles happen throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine and Florida. Collectively, Rocky’s stores in all five states raised a total of $44,593 for their local children’s hospital, an outstanding 67% increase over last year’s total.

Throughout the year, Rocky’s stores participated in month long “round-up” fundraising pushes at the register, Bucket Day Sales, World’s Finest Chocolate sales, and other initiatives to raise these vital funds.

One hundred percent of funds raised through these campaigns remained local, benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital, Baystate Children’s Hospital, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Rocco J. Falcone, President of Rocky’s Ace Hardware says, “we are so pleased to be  part of Children’s Miracle Network. Personally, I am very glad to see such a significant increase in the funds raised to support such a worthy cause. We all look forward to building upon this success throughout the upcoming years”.

“The money raised by Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores is vital to each of our children’s hospitals. These funds go directly to the areas of greatest needs at the hospitals, and the programs that insurance doesn’t cover. They step in to provide housing for patient families, medical supplies, fund research, and support our Child Life programs. Each dollar has a significant impact, and 100% of the donations go directly to benefiting the kids” says Devon Herlihy, Coordinator for Children’s Miracle Network Programs at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Ace Hardware has been a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991. Thanks to the generosity of Ace customers, retailers, vendors and team members, together Ace has raised more than $93 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

Last month, the group was recognized for their outstanding efforts by Children’s Miracle Network.

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 and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

About Ace Hardware

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2017, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eleven Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers’ stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries. For more information on Ace, visit or the company newsroom at

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and