Walmart and Sam’s Club Locations Raise Vital Funds and Awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Donations collected May 1 – June 11 at Walmart and Sam's Club locations stay in the community to help kids treated at the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

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Walmart customers and Sam's Club members will be prompted at the register with signs like this, indicating they can donate to their Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

“Every donation made by Walmart and Sam’s Club customers gives sick and injured kids the chance to ‘live better’ by helping them receive the very best care”

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Beginning May 1 through June 11, Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members can help “Every child live better” by making a donation of $1 or more at the retailers’ 4,800+ U.S. locations to support their area’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Customers and members can quickly add a “Miracle Balloon” donation during checkout this spring, with 100 percent of funds flowing directly to the member hospital. Donations provided each year — with most given $1 at a time — have added up to a serious beneficial impact on children’s health. In 2013, the six-week Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign raised more than $54 million for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

“Every donation made by Walmart and Sam’s Club customers gives sick and injured kids the chance to ‘live better’ by helping them receive the very best care,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are so appreciative of the give-back spirit and unwavering encouragement that associates bring to our fundraising campaign, and we are humbled by the generosity we see from customers.”

Since 1987, Walmart and Sam’s Club fundraising across North America has provided more than $700 million for pediatric care. Funds are used by the local member hospital depending on the greatest need — helping to provide necessary charitable care, establish critical care wings, introduce therapy programs, and fund specialized, life-saving treatment and equipment.

To find your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or for more information and to help kids in your community, visit http://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.

About Walmart:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million customers and members visit our 10,984 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.