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Brookhaven Kroger Raises More Than $2,000 For Miracle Network

The branch participated in the chain's annual fundraising effort for Children's Miracle Network.


Brookhaven's raised approximately $2,180 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta .

Kroger stores throughout metro Atlanta participated in the company's annual “Miracle Balloons” campaign to raise money for organizations belonging to the Children's Miracle Network. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta was the desigated recipient for metro Atlanta Krogers.

Kroger customers in Georgia, South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and northern Alabama helped raise more than $413,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and its local member hospitals.

From May 13–June 2, customers purchased $1 hot-air balloon icons, also known as “Miracle Balloons,” to fund medical care and outreach programs at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in their local communities.

jjm1 June 13, 2012 at 04:22 AM
So kroger stores in atlanta put all their compassion, muscle, and marketing know how together to come up with $2,000.00. Sad. Don't celebrate it, cry over it.
jjm1 June 13, 2012 at 04:25 AM
I see now it was 2000 for one store. I take back 10% of my previous disappointment.
FreddieK September 27, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Kroger gets the credit for annoying customers with "would you like to donate?". While the end cause might be good, why does this enter the marketplace where all you want is a loaf of bread & milk? Again, why does Kroger get the credit for annoying its customers... more than usual?
hope May 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM
To FreddieK...Apparently You Have Never Had A Child Sick Enough To Be Hospitalized. I Have. Many Times. Dont Like The fundraising? Go To Walmart.
HamBurger May 15, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Brookhaven’s Bobby Smith is a fine fellow. There is much to be said about a community spirited local store manager with giving latitude. You really could not ask for a better corporate representative in Brookhaven. He is community engaged and is more than willing to assist when possible for special project needs. I find it very difficult to reject his community spirit and it is insulting to the community that others do so. Yes, charitable asking can be difficult for employees represent a business that is involved with the community. Intelligent, seasoned citizens recognize this and either give graciously or politely decline. Feel free to choose how you give, but what kind of person decides how others choose? Living in district one I have another Kroger available to me, but make an effort to shop at Mr. Bobby’s store because of his reputation. Please pass the yellow mustard!
FreddieK May 15, 2013 at 05:13 AM
hope - such a naive statement, I have had sick kids, they got better. I choose where, when & how much to give to charities... and I do give. I don't need some unionized slouch of a checkout person bugging me to give to the charity that they want to take credit for. I also don't want some prosthelytizing bleeding-heart telling me what to care about (pssst... I'm talking about you).
FreddieK May 15, 2013 at 05:21 AM
I agree, Bobby Smith is a sport, but he is virtually the only employee at that store worthy of that title, the rest are useless for the most part. The gems of a unionized chain store. I am afraid that Mr. Smith is well over his head there in terms of "managing" the store, he simply hangs on for dear life and tries to corral most of the herd. That being said, I hate to be asked to donate when I check out, its inappropriate. One thing to simply display a charity's donation area, quite another to make you say "no" to a question you'd rather not hear from a person (not Smith) that you don't want to talk to.

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