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Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future During Lunar New Year at Panda Express

This month, people around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac. Lunar New Year celebrates the coming together of family and friends to feast and welcome the new year and is the most important festival in China.


Since 2007, Panda Express has been bringing good fortune to millions of kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by asking for donations at the register all year long. Funds donated stay local and impact patients and families in your community. Additionally, Panda opened Centers of Hope across the country, which are hospital spaces designed to provide a safe and comforting place where kids can be kids again.


We want to join alongside the associates and guests celebrating this Lunar New Year and take a moment to recognize the immense impact made on Lurie Children’s in 2020. This past year, Panda Express committed more than $17 million to Lurie Children’s to establish the Panda Cares Center of Hope at Lurie Children’s. The Center of Hope supports the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of children, including the important work done by the Family Services Department at Lurie Children’s, whose work is primarily funded through philanthropy.


To bring good fortune to your family this year, visit your nearest Panda Express location to pick up a meal and celebrate Lunar New Year beginning February 12. We are grateful for the ongoing partnership with Panda and the many ways they address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of children, bringing them courage and hope to heal and thrive. #PandaCares