CORPUS CHRISTI – On Oct. 17, Walmart/Sam’s Club reached a fundraising milestone by passing the $1 billion mark in donations to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). More than $30 million was raised by Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members during this year’s U.S. campaign that runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 30. Walmart has been a partner with CMNH since 1987.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital, which has been a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984, has received $4,362,568 from the Walmart/Sam’s Club campaign over the years. In 2018, Driscoll has received $205,247 from the 41 Walmart/Sam’s Club stores in the Driscoll market area.
“As a CMNH member, Driscoll Children’s Hospital has partnered with many great sponsors. It’s always encouraging to know that what is raised in a community stays in the community where the neighborhood children’s hospital is located,” said Richard Harris, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Administrator for Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “We would like to thank the Walmart and Sam’s Clubs associates, vendors and customers who contributed to this milestone by donating $1 at a time. The Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs of our area conduct a five-week fundraising campaign, in addition to other efforts year-round to support Driscoll’s main campus and off-site clinics.”
Founded in 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals organization has raised more than $5 billion for children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada. Walmart/Sam’s Club is one of more than 80 national corporate partners working with CMNH to raise funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. Driscoll Children’s Hospital is one of the 170 CMNH hospitals in North America.