Walmart Reaches Fundraising Milestone

National campaign crosses $1 billion in fundraising since 1987

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members in Orange County put their money where the miracles are during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign. The Orange County Walmart and Sam’s Club locations raised $212,855 for CHOC. The effort was part of a national campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which resulted in the total raised since 1987 surpassing the $1 billion mark.

“Research done by Engage for Good shows that the cumulative $1 billion in cash raised for CMN Hospitals over the years by Walmart and Sam’s Club represents the largest amount ever raised for a nonprofit by one company in North America,” said David Hessekiel, president of Engage for Good, a trade group that tracks cross-sector efforts to generate positive social and business impacts.

Donations poured in Aug. 27 to Sept. 30, as Walmart and Sam’s Club associates at 27 locations held various in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to help kids live better.

“The impact of $1 billion raised by Walmart and Sam’s Club customers, members and associates is hard to fathom,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Because of their generosity, literally millions of kids across the U.S. and Canada are truly living better.”

Walmart and Sam’s Club funds impact each of the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which treat one in 10 children across North America. Hospitals use the funds based on what they need most — typically providing lifesaving equipment and research, supporting top therapy programs and providing charitable care.

Thank you to all of our amazing Walmart and Sam’s Club associates for another incredible campaign!

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