GREENVILLE, RI. – Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with
neighborhood-based stores in 6 states, is proud to announce two ongoing holiday
drives. Though the audiences benefitting differ, the drives have similar goals: to
raise awareness, help as many people and pets as possible, and in short, make a
marked difference.

Ace Hardware has raised over $42 million to support the Children’s Miracle
Network(r), and since 1991, Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores have contributed to
local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through point-of-sale donation
programs. The Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that
raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of
children’s health issues.

Rocky’s Ace Hardware President and CEO, Rocco Falcone, is passionate about
the cause, touting that, “Every dollar raised locally stays local to help
children in the community your Rocky’s Ace Hardware store serves. The
outpouring of support has been remarkable and we, as an organization, want to
express our sincere gratitude to our customer’s for contributing to the
drive.”

To participate, one must merely indicate interest in making a donation to the store
clerk processing a sale at the cash register. With a simple push of a button, a
donation can be made and processed.

In addition to the Children’s Miracle network drive, Rocky’s Ace
Hardware is sponsoring a Pet Food & Supplies Drive. For the 7th consecutive year,
in-store events have taken place across all store locations, encouraging patrons to
purchase and donate pet food and supplies requested by local shelters. “Over
the last several drives, we have managed to donate over sixteen tons of much needed
food and supplies to worthy organizations. Like the Children’s Miracle
Network drive, the pet drive serves shelters, locally. Rocky’s wants to
ensure that we keep with the tradition of giving back to the communities we
serve,” said Falcone. “Both of these drives allow us to do just
that.”

Those interested in donating to the Pet Food & Supplies drive, can do so by
depositing goods in designated bins in all Rocky’s locations. A list of
supplies most often requested by shelters, including paper towels, laundry
detergent, bleach, mops and the like are on display at each location. In addition,
shoppers have the option of “rounding up” their purchases to the
nearest dollar, with funds collected being donated to area shelters.

Both drives take place in-store and run through the end of December.

About Rocky’s Ace Hardware
Rocky’s Ace Hardware, your neighborhood store for paint, hardware, garden
center and pet supplies has been in continuous operation, under the same family
ownership, since opening its first location in Springfield, MA in 1926. From one
modest store to now over 32 convenient locations throughout Connecticut, Florida,
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Rocky′s has become one
of the county’s largest Ace Hardware dealers, noted for its exceptional customer
service and vast product selection. For more information, visit
rockys.com.