Howard Hanna Raises $1,043,128 for Children

February 16, 2017 – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services raised more than $1 million for the second consecutive year with their 2016 Choo Choo Chow Chow campaign for free care funds at children’s hospitals and related programs/activities.  Last year’s campaign produced a record-breaking $1,043,128, bringing the total raised and donated to children’s hospitals and related programs/activities in Howard Hanna markets to more than $13 million.

“On behalf of the Hanna family, but most of all the kids at children’s hospitals in our market areas, thank you for the support of the Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund campaign.  We could not do this without the commitment of so many within the company who go above and beyond to make our Chow Chow events so successful or without the support of the community who donate and attend,” said Chairman, Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III.

The annual campaign, now in its 29th year, features Choo Choo Chow Chow events held by all Howard Hanna real estate offices ranging from the traditional lunch to bowling for kids, tailgate parties, dinner and dancing, food tastings and more – all with the agents and managers working tirelessly within their communities to gather donations for auctions and raffles, food and beverages, and venues, to create events that the public looks forward to attending each year.

The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund proudly supports these children’s hospitals:

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Hamot Foundation – Erie, PA

Shriners Children’s Hospital – Erie, PA

Hershey Medical Center – Hershey, PA

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital – Cleveland, OH

University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital – Cleveland, OH

MetroHealth – Cleveland, OH

Akron Children’s Hospital – Akron, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, OH

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters – Norfolk, VA

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo/John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital – Buffalo, NY


The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

For more information or to view list of upcoming Chow Chow events, please visit:

Media contact:  Debbie Donahue, Director of Public Relations, 412-967-9000,

One thought on “Howard Hanna Raises $1,043,128 for Children

  1. What a GREAT company, family and presence in America. I am ultimately so happy to continue to be a part of such a TEAM. Every day I come to this company, I get to observe dreams come true for everyone, inside and outside of the company. Imagine all of the children, families have been helped throughout the years. It’s hard to imagine one child by one being helped and how many continue to be… without question, hesitation or want. We all live our lives in choices, we make and create but children… they don’t get the choice of health…this avenue pretty much sums of the condition of unconditional love, without question. A war never needed and always won with the combined effort of everyone, every year by EVERY SINGLE person, who helps. I continue to smile because I know at this very moment I am typing this… a child is being helped to get better, in fact; many. Have a super day and think on this…(smile).

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