(6/10/2013) Boulineau's IGA will kick off its first Children's Miracle Network Summer Balloon Campaign benefiting McLeod Children's Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Funds raised will support children treated locally at McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast.
The four-week campaign allows customers to donate $1 at the register in exchange for a Miracle Balloon. Customers may also donate in canisters located throughout the stores.
"Boulineau's believes in giving back to our local community and supporting needed medical services for children in Horry County," said Frank Boulineau, Boulineau's owner. "Together, our staff and our customers can help to make this campaign a great success."
All of the funds raised will directly benefit children treated at McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast which are a part of McLeod Children's Hospital. These donations will help provide specialized programs and services needed in the treatment of children.
Boulineau's, located in Cherry Grove, SC, is a family owned and operated IGA grocery store that opened in 1948. The 80,000 sq. ft. store features shopping on two floors and offers many specialty departments. Boulineau's continues to be one of the country's most unique grocery stores, complete with a food court and cafeteria. Boulineau's has over 225 employees and provides service to both local and tourism customers along the Grand Strand. For more information, visit www.boulineaus.com.
About McLeod Children's Hospital
McLeod Children's Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region to children living in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, more than 22,000 children receive care from McLeod Children's Hospital either as an inpatient, outpatient or rehabilitation patient.
Nearly 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serving the needs of children, including those in the Children's Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Day Hospital. McLeod also offers the services of a specially designated Children's Hospital Ambulance to transport children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to the high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children's Hospital.
McLeod Children's Hospital is one of 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in North America. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for its members. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries and birth defects of every kind by providing the finest in medical care, life-saving research and preventative education. A hallmark of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is that 100 percent of every dollar raised in a community stays there to help children in need.