Walmart & Sam’s Club Campaign crosses $1 billion in fundraising

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members in the Concho Valley put their money where the miracles are during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign.

The Concho Valley raised $62, 745 for Shannon Medical Center. The effort was part of a national campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which resulted# the total raised in the U.S. and Canada since 1987 over the $1 billion mark.

Like all Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers, 100 percent of every contribution stays at Shannon Medical Center to benefit our Pediatric Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Trauma, Emergency Room, Shannon Pediatric Clinic and any other department that could possibly treat a child.

“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 for Shannon, as Walmart and Sam’s Club associates at seven locations held various in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to help kids live better.

“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 — providing the services, equipment and training necessary so that your child or one that you know can stay in San Angelo at home or close to home for their treatments.

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