Take 5 Oil Change Surpasses $1,000,000 Raised for Independent Hospitals
January 05, 2021 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, NC - Take 5 Oil Change, home of the stay-in-your-car 10-minute oil change with over 550 locations throughout North America, surpassed the million-dollar milestone in funds raised for 49 independent children’s hospitals across the country.
Customers donations totaled to $1,070,702.28, with funds raised in each community going directly to its local children’s hospital.
“Our original fundraiser launch date was scheduled for April 1 with marketing banners, promotional flyers, bells to ring when customers donate – all ready to ship out to our stores in early March,” says Jazmin Brown, VP of Operational Excellence, Take 5 Oil Change. “Then, the COVID-19 pandemic pumped the brakes on the operation because with no customers, we thought, ‘how could there be a fundraiser?’”
According to the Children’s Hospital Association, the pandemic caused a significant loss of revenue, up to 50 percent in some hospitals. This was driven largely by a reduction in patient volume due to stay-at-home guidance which decreased non-emergent services and routine pediatric care. Meanwhile, hospital costs increased due to changes in personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing supplies, and telehealth services. Children’s hospitals will have difficulty meeting next year’s financial needs without philanthropic assistance.
“Understanding the challenges children’s hospitals across the country were facing, we decided to still proceed with our fundraiser, kicking it off on August 24,” continues Brown. “At the end of each transaction, employees asked customers if they wanted to make a small donation. The results speak for itself and truly demonstrates the generosity of our Take 5 customers.”
Take 5 Oil Change employees were thrilled to participate in something good for local communities in this difficult year. This fundraiser positively impacted morale for team members, helped customers partake in an incredible cause and ultimately provided much needed aid to these local hospitals.
The fundraising campaign ran from August 24 - November 7, but customers can always let Take 5 Oil Change technicians know if they would like to donate all year round. Take 5 Oil Change locations in Lubbock, Texas also celebrated raising $30,000 for the Lubbock Independent School District at the end of December with a similar campaign.
SOURCE Take 5 Oil Change
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