Reminder that tomorrow is IHOP’s eleventh annual National Pancake Day, when you can get FREE pancakes all day, and support charities for sick and injured children in the bargain. Get a free short stack of the chain’s signature buttermilk pancakes next Tuesday, March 8th, in the hope you will donate what the meal would have cost, or more, to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.
More than 1500 IHOP restaurants nationwide are participating, and expect to give away millions of free pancakes for charity. The annual “pay it forward” giveaway has raised $16 million already. All donations stay within the communities, helping provide lifesaving treatment and equipment for local sick and injured children.
Also, between now and National Pancake Day, participating IHOP restaurants are selling “Miracle Balloons” for $1, $5 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with all proceeds to support one of the charities for children. If you purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon, you get a $5 discount coupon to use on a future visit.
In 2016, National Pancake Day continues to spread to IHOP restaurants around the world:
IHOP restaurants in Canada again support the Children’s Miracle Network and IHOP restaurants in Mexico will raise money for Asociación Mexicana de Ayuda a Niños con Cáncer, (AMANC) that provides accommodations and resources to children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families.
IHOP restaurants in the Philippines will be raising funds for The Kythe Foundation, which provides children with cancer and chronic illness opportunities to learn, play and grow while they are in the hospital.
In the weeks leading up to National Pancake Day, participating IHOP restaurants will also sell “Miracle Balloons” for $1, $5 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The balloons will be available from Feb. 1 through National Pancake Day, and all proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used during their next dining visit. Similar icons are for sale in those restaurants supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well.
For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to make a donation, please visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.