Over 100 AMPM locations in the Southern California are have been raising money to support the programs of Steven’s Hope. Each location is franchised and the staff at each location is asking customers to make a $1 donation. If they do, they write their name on an image of children and then the image is taped to a wall in the store and for some stores, it’s getting hard to find an open spot.
This is the fourth year that this type of fundraiser has taken place. This year the campaign time was moved from April/May to October/November. The latest results with one day to go shows total donations from customers is over $42,000! That’s a lot of images of children! That’s a lot of help for sick children!
According to Tony Cappelli, Executive Director at Steven’s Hope, “I am so please that we are able to partner with AMPM once more. This is noteworthy in that so many of the store locations are in areas that may not be close to Steven’s Hope. Opening up the potential to get a new supporter where there is no SHFC presence is wonderful. The bottom line is that the more exposure in the right way like this, the more Steven’s Hope can help the families.”
There are several AMPM Franchise Business Consultants who manage approximately 20 locations each. After getting all the locations up and running and then finishing the fundraising campaign, they will be coming to do their part of wrapping toys that will be given away to certain families.
Eric Amundson, the FBC handling the High Desert Area said, We love helping Steven’s Hope and all the families during this time of year. Getting involved with Winter Wonderland gets us all back into the spirit of Christmas and the Holidays.”