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Celebrating 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. Today, we’re celebrating 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 its annual golf tournament, Panda is one of the highest-giving corporate partners CMN Hospitals has. 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. 

For Kentucky Children’s Hospital, local Panda Express stores have raised more than $129,679.71. Every dollar stays local to provide mental, physical, emotional, and social healthcare resources for patients and families. CMN Hospitals funded the Lollipop Theater, which provides first-run movies to engage and entertain young minds during hospital stays. And during COVID-19, local Panda Express restaurants donated 300 meals to Kentucky Children’s Hospital healthcare workers. In progress now, the future Panda Cares Center of Hope will provide a comforting place for Kentucky Children’s Hospital patients. 

Enjoy this video highlighting the impact of this partnership!  

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