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Celebrating Panda Cares Day

Last week, Valley Children’s celebrated Panda Cares Day!

Following the establishment of its inaugural Panda Cares Day™ in 2019, Panda Cares®, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express®, commemorates its anniversary on August 8 every year with a celebration of giving back. Last week, we celebrated this incredible partnership and the impact it has had on our community.

Since 2007, Panda Express has raised funds for local children’s hospitals across the country through its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. By asking every guest to round-up at the register, placing donation boxes in-store, engaging in the associate (employee) giving campaign, and fundraising with corporate partners through their annual golf tournament, Panda is one of the highest-raising CMN Hospitals partners. In 2020, even with ongoing impacts to the restaurant industry, Panda Express guests and associates raised more than $22M for CMN Hospitals, helping the organization change kids’ health and change the future.

During the past 12 years, Panda Express has raised more than 3 million dollars for children and families of the Central Valley. We are so excited to be one of the first children’s hospitals in the nation to launch a specialized space in the hospital called the Panda Cares Center of Hope. This is a dedicated space in our hospital supporting four very important departments that help our young patients heal, learn and thrive. Panda Express is committed to supporting the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of children.  Their support will fund our Child Life, Rehab, Social Work, and Spiritual Services departments. Thank you so much Panda Express for all of your support!

Enjoy this video highlighting the impact of this partnership!

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