April showers may bring May flowers, but May is for Miracles. That’s because all throughout the month of May when you visit one of many retailers and give just $1 for a balloon, Children’s Miracle Network receives a donation. CMN has 170 hospitals throughout the country and PCH is happy to be one of them. Shop at Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Chico’s, White House Black Market, or Soma Intimates during the month of May and each balloon you buy will help CMN provide research and training, purchase critical equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. This is all in support of CMN’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many kids as possible.

May is an extra busy Month and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t bought presents for the mothers in your life yet, check out Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma Intimates where you can pick up some beautiful gifts for Mom and part of your purchase will go right to Children’s Miracle Network. This applies to the Unlocking Miracles necklace at Chico’s, the Creating Miracles necklace at White House Black Market, and Embraceable Pajama Separates from Soma Intimates.

Chico’s is going the extra mile for CMN with its Send A Smile campaign. Just go to the website and you can create a free card to share with a special mom or caregiver you admire. For every card created, Chico’s will donate $1 to your local CMN hospital. They’ll also give $1 each time you invite others to create a card. In total, Chico’s will donate up to $50,000 through this campaign. It’s super easy, quick and fun; in less time than it will take you to think up a clever status update for Facebook you can make and send a card and earn money for great CMN hospitals like Phoenix Children’s Hospital! Plus you can make and send as many cards as you’d like!

Like to do your Mother’s Day shopping online? If you visit eBay and select CMN Hospitals as your favorite nonprofit, you can add a $1 donation to your total when you finish your purchase through PayPal. Even if you’re selling something on eBay, you can designate a portion of your profits to go to CMN.

It may be difficult to believe $1 can make much of a difference but just think about all those $1 balloons adding up to make miracles happen for kids across the country and here at PCH. All those balloons, plus the other generous donations from partner corporations, joined together can help better the lives of so many kids and their families. Who could think of a better way to honor the moms in our lives than by helping promote health and happiness to fantastic kids and their families, like those treated right here at PCH! Help us and CMN prove that May really is for Miracles.