IHOP free pancake day to benefit Children's Miracle Network hospitals | Community Spirit
For the seventh straight year International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants nationwide will offer a free short stack of pancakes to their customers, on National Pancake Day. There has to be a catch, right? No there isn't, IHOP just asks guests (those who do and those that don't get a free stack) to voluntarily make a donation.
This annual event will benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, IHOP's goal is to raise $2.7 million this year. Donations made in the Sierra Vista area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at Tucson Medical Center.
WHEN: Feb. 28 from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (15 full hours)
WHERE: Participating IHOP restaurants in the Sierra Vista area. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
National Pancake Day Fun Facts:
- IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
- All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
- Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
- National Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history.