Caring for Kids

Our Caring for Kids Campaign is a tradition that’s close to the hearts of our team members and our guests. This annual five-week fundraising campaign benefits children’s hospitals in the communities we serve and runs through December 11, 2016. This year, we are raffling off a 2017 Ford Mustang Convertible, donated by our friends at Neighborhood Food Store. You can purchase a raffle ticket for $2 at your neighborhood Eat’n Park and may see the complete rules by clicking here.

There are so many fun activities happening in our restaurants to support the Campaign- please check out our blog to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood. Or, of course, just stop into your local Eat’n Park and speak with the manager for more details. While you’re there, check out our limited-edition merchandise, which proceeds benefiting Caring for Kids. We have great stocking stuffers like Christmas Star ceramic mugs and iconic Christmas Star long-sleeved t-shirts.

This year marks a significant milestone in the history of the campaign, as we expect to surpass $10 million in total contributions since the start of Caring for Kids in 1979! In spite of its growth, the campaign has remained true to its roots: it is an employee-driven, community-oriented fundraising campaign that makes a direct impact in our neighborhoods. The money raised in each of our restaurants stays in that community, benefiting the local children’s hospitals.

Currently, the funds raised company-wide benefit the following pediatric hospitals and medical centers:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • John Hopkins Children's Center
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Penn Highlands DuBois
  • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
  • Saint Vincent Health System
  • University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
  • West Virginia University Children’s Hospital

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If you’d like to make an online donation to our campaign, you may donate directly to The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh by clicking here. If you are interested in making a donation to one of our other partner hospitals via Caring for Kids, please contact us directly at

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