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Panda Express Brings Hope to Kids at El Paso Children’s Hospital

In 2018, Panda Express, the largest family-owned American Chinese restaurant concept in the United States, raised $148,512 to help children treated at El Paso Children’s Hospital.

Panda Express has a year-round program that encourages guests to join in supporting the health and education needs of underserved youth.

Panda Express guests and associates at more than 2,100 locations raised $21.5 million for CMN Hospitals in total in 2018, bringing the total contribution to 131 network hospitals to over $59 million since 2007.

“We are so grateful for the amazing support Panda Express customers and associates extend to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year,” said John Lauck, president and CEO. “We are in awe of Panda’s level of commitment to supporting children’s hospitals and the miracle children in their communities. It’s partners like them that allow us to provide more hope to kids and valuable resources to our hospitals.”

The 2018 donation from Panda Express makes the company the fastest growing Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner – both in percentage of increase and dollar increase in giving year over year.

Lunar New Year
This year, Panda Express kicks off Lunar New Year festivities with an immersive, multi-sensory event House of Good Fortune at Westfield Century City Mall in California. Taking place on February 1-5 from 12 to 8 pm PT, House of Good Fortune brings to life time-honored traditions and symbolism through interactive art installations. Extending celebrations nationwide on February 5, the first day of the Year of the Pig, Panda Express restaurants will give a red envelope to each guest who visits as a way of paying homage to the Chinese custom of gifting hong bao to loved ones as a sign of good wishes and luck. Within the envelope, guests will receive a playful paper fortune, as well as coupons for a free chicken egg roll and free 22 oz Dr. Pepper, redeemable during a future visit, while supplies last. The egg roll symbolizes prosperity for the new year and is one of the lucky foods that Panda Express offers. Donations will be accepted for local children’s hospitals as well as Panda’s education programs during this time.

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