Take 5 Gives Hospitalized Children a Special Night

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Take 5 Oil Change has had a long commitment to giving back to those in need across Louisiana — the state where it was founded — providing thousands of volunteer hours and contributing millions of dollars to causes including children’s health, hunger, housing, transportation and more. It has supported the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2006.

In March, Take 5 Oil Change continued those efforts, hosting eight children being treated at Children’s Hospital – New Orleans at the New Orleans Pelicans versus Charlotte Hornets game.

“Thank you to Take 5 Oil Change for making a difference in the lives of the children in our community in and out of Children’s Hospital – New Orleans. We had a great time at the Pels game,” said Wendy Linebarger, parent of patient Adam Linebarger.

Adam Linebarger added, “Thank you to Children’s Hospital – New Orleans and Take 5 Oil Change for such an awesome night at the arena watching the Pels beat the Hornets.”

Take 5 Oil Change started collecting donations for Children’s Hospital – New Orleans in 2007, with approximately 30 stores participating in the fundraising efforts. To-date, Take 5 Oil Change has raised more than $700,000 to support the Children’s Hospital – New Orleans.

“We are grateful for our friends at Take 5 Oil Change for creating an unbelievable experience for some of our patients and their families at the New Orleans Pelicans game,” said Kim Coniker, Children’s Miracle Network manager at Children’s Hospital – New Orleans. “The Pelicans night out may have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some of our families, and as a Children’s Miracle Network Corporate Partner, Take 5 Oil Change made it happen.” This year, at all Take 5 Oil Change locations across the country, customers can add on $1, $3, $5 or even $10 to support sick and injured children in their local communities. Take 5 Oil Change aims to raise $500,000 by June 30, 2018.

Through Take 5 Oil Change’s partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans, they were able to provide a once-in-a-lifetime “Bench Warmers Experience” for the children, including joining the team on the bench for warm-ups before the game, watching the game from a catered suite with a surprise visit from the Pelican’s mascot and the team cheerleaders and taking home a special Take 5 Oil Change gift bag.

“Take 5 Oil Change is all about delivering an excellent customer experience, and we want to create those same unique experiences for children in need with an evening of fun away from the hospital,” said Summer Nunn, vice president of Marketing for Take 5 Oil Change. “As a longtime leader in the community, we’re excited to be associated with the New Orleans Pelicans and one of the region’s most popular sporting events.”

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