Rocky’s Ace Hardware Supports Children’s Miracle Network Aug. 3-5

Rocky’s Ace Hardware Stores believe in miracles when it comes to raising money for local children’s hospitals. All 32 Rocky’s locations in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island — including the one in Wellington — will take part in Bucket Day Sales from Aug. 3–5 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“Every location is dedicated to making this a great charitable event,” said Rocco Falcone, president and CEO of Rocky’s Ace Hardware. “The benefits for the Children’s Miracle Network are not measured in dollars alone because these donations also deliver hope to children. We are always proud to be involved with initiatives such as these.”

Rocky’s customers can donate $5 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for a limited-edition, five-gallon bucket and receive 20 percent off all non-clearance items at checkout that they can fit in the bucket. Power tools and small appliances qualify for a 10 percent discount.

One hundred percent of funds raised benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and Baystate Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Florida, Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Maine.

During its first fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this year, Rocky’s brought in $12,267.96 from April 19-30. In 2017, Rocky’s raised $44,593 for local children’s hospitals, a 67 percent increase over the 2016 total.

Ace Hardware has been a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991. Thanks to the generosity of Ace customers, retailers, vendors and team members, together Ace has raised more than $93 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Rocky’s Ace Hardware, your neighborhood store for paint, hardware, lawn & garden and pet supplies, has been in continuous operation, under the same family ownership, since opening its first location in 1926. From one modest store to now over 32 convenient locations, Rocky’s has become one of the country’s largest Ace Hardware dealers, noted for its exceptional customer service and vast product selection. For more information, visit

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.