Local Walmart and Sam’s Club Associates, Customers and Members Raise $473,488 for Le Bonheur
MEMPHIS, TENN. — Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members in the Mid-South put their money where the miracles are during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign.
The Mid-South raised $473,488 for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The effort was part of a national campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals putting the total raised in the U.S. and Canada since 1987 over 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 October 7, as Walmart and Sam’s Club associates at over 70 locations held various in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to help kids live better. This year associates raised money not only through the register campaign but also with events such as auctions, jail and bail events bake sales and cookouts.
“The $1 billion raised by Walmart and Sam’s Club customers, members and associates has changed the world of children’s healthcare,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Because of their generosity, tens of millions of kids across the U.S. and Canada are 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.
For more information on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit: www.CMNHospitals.org.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.