The History of Miss America Serves
On April 8, 2017, Miss America Contestants and volunteers all across the country will join forces with their friends and families to participate in community service activities like cleaning parks, beaches or neighborhoods, assisting youth and senior organizations, visiting nursing homes and CMN Hospitals, collecting clothes, stocking food pantries, or feeding the homeless.
The inspiration for Miss America Serves began several years ago in Atlantic City, NJ, when the national contestants, led by former Miss Mississippi and wife of the Miss America Organization’s CEO & Executive Chairman, Mary Haskell, volunteered at the AC Rescue Mission working the prep and service lines in the kitchen, meeting with mothers and children living at the Family Life Center, and assisting with the replenishment of the food pantry.
Please join Miss America Serves and fundraise or donate to the community project or participant you support. All of the funds raised for Miss America Serves stay within each state and are given to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as Miss America state scholarships.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has a 25-year history working with the Miss America Organization. The charity was officially named the Miss America Organization's national platform in 2007. Since then, the partnership has raised more than $15 million, benefiting member CMN Hospitals across the U.S., as well as Miss America scholarships.