Panda Express has surpassed the $100 million milestone of giving to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), a milestone only nine other partners have achieved. Since 2007, Panda Express has been a loyal partner in raising funds for local children’s hospitals across the country by asking each guest to round-up their order totals, resulting in change that adds up to millions of dollars every year. In 2020, even with seemingly unending impacts across 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.
As part of Panda’s long-standing partnership with CMN Hospitals, the brand’s philanthropic arm, Panda Cares, committed $25 million to establishing Panda Cares Centers of Hope across CMN Hospitals nationwide. These are dedicated spaces within CMN Hospitals designed to address a child’s entire well-being, including their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. The Centers of Hope often provide access to therapeutic play, art therapy, meditation, or counseling services.
Additionally, as a result of the restaurant’s numerous drive-to-retail campaigns and an associate giving campaigns, encouraging employees to participate through a one-time or recurring paycheck deduction, Panda Express has become one of the highest-giving corporate partners CMN Hospitals has.