Farmer Boys® raised $150,000 for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) during their 18th annual LLUCH fundraiser, which took place at participating California restaurants earlier this year. This is the highest amount raised by Farmer Boys and its guests in a single fundraiser since the burger concept began partnering with the hospital in 2000.
The money, which was raised through in-store customer donations, team member fundraising efforts, and corporate donations will help fund a new Children’s Tower as part of LLUCH’s Vision 2020 campaign. The tower is being constructed to meet the community’s growing health care needs, and will feature private rooms for every patient, a SafeZone Play Space, on-site school room, dedicated Children’s Emergency department, and 100-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“Partnering with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is a way for us to give back to our community while focusing on children’s health and happiness,” said Larry Rusinko, VP and Chief Marketing Officer of Farmer Boys.
Farmer Boys’ President and COO Karen Eadon presented the check to Jillian Payne, Vice President for Philanthropy at Loma Linda University Health, during a check presentation ceremony on December 10. Since 2000, Farmer Boys has donated nearly $870,000 to LLUCH. Every dollar collected helps provide world-class clinical care and outreach programs to children in San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono Counties.