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Celebrating Panda Cares Day!

Today, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia is 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 their 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.

Locally, Panda Express has been providing funding, food and volunteer services to CHKD since 2011. Panda Express has raised over $440,000 for CHKD, including a record fundraising year in 2019 with over $140,000 raised, the fourth largest gift to CHKD from a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner that year. In addition, Panda Express has provided meals for various patient events, and most recently donated 26,000 surgical masks and 200 meals for our staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enjoy this video highlighting the impact of this partnership!

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