IHOP donates to Akron Children’s

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — IHOP Restaurant in Boardman presented Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley with the a big check on Tuesday.

Every year, the chain collects money through the IHOP Children’s Miracle Network. Paper balloons posted on the restaurant’s windows each represent a donation.

The latest campaign began in February and ended with National Pancake Day on March 4. Proceeds totaled $4,000 locally, which IHOP turned over to Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman.

“We know there are families out there that have needs that don’t have the money to get those needs met, and we’re just trying to help the community any way we can,” said Peter Kirby of the Boardman IHOP.

Since 2009, the restaurant has raised more than $21,000 for the local hospital.

“It is truly incredible and humbling to know that so many people are not only affected by the hospital, but believe in the hospital and good work we do,” said Jamie Petrus of the Children’s Miracle Network.

And to help out with the campaign, workers from Akron Children’s Hospital helped hostess and serve customers during National Pancake Day.

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