Between now and May 19, Stripes stores in south Texas will be giving customers the opportunity to donate $1 to raise money for Driscoll Children’s Hospital (DCH).
These funds will also benefit DCH specialty clinics in Victoria, the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio.
In return for Stripes customers’ generosity, each donor will receive one Driscoll Children’s Hospital “I Donated” mobile icon, with a $1 off coupon for a 1-liter bottle of Dasani water.
This year celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Stripes’ commitment to the Driscoll Child Life Specialists program and its renaming to the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The program assists Child Life Specialists’ trained professionals as they help to decrease the stress and anxiety that may be felt by some patients and their families during their hospital experience.
Child Life Specialists often use play as a coping strategy to assist patients. There are 11 Child Life Specialists who serve numerous departments in the hospital, on both the Corpus Christi campus and in some specialty areas in South Texas.
Since 1999, Stripes has given back more than $4.3 million to DCH.
Each donation helps to fund vital medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of sick and injured children.