All Tampa Bay Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs this week kick off this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) fundraising campaign to help treat local children who are sick or injured. All money raised during the local CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. The Walmart – Sam’s Club CMN Hospitals campaign runs now through July 7.
“Year after year, our associates and our customers really step up to help make a significant impact in our local community,” said Tina Gardner, store manager at the Seminole Walmart Supercenter on Bay Pines Boulevard. “It’s always inspiring to see how we continue to come together to help our local CMN hospital treat children in need. In my store, we’ve geared up for another successful year, and we’re excited to officially kick off this year’s campaign in the Bay area.”
To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers throughout Tampa Bay and on down into the Fort Myers area have raised more than $17.9 million for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, most of it one dollar at a time. On a national level, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 billion for CMN Hospitals; according to Engaged for Good, the largest cash amount ever raised by one company for a nonprofit in North America.
The need is staggering – 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network hospital for treatment every minute. Helping these children is easy, here’s how to participate:
· Donate $1 or more at the checkout lane or self-checkout of any Tampa Bay Walmart store or Sam’s Club
· Spread the word and encourage others to support the CMN Hospitals campaign via social media with custom CMN Gifs and the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter
Through the leadership of Sam Walton, Walmart and Sam’s Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987. This annual fundraising campaign supports Walmart’s core belief of leveraging the company’s strength to give back to local communities.
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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 in Florida
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In Florida, we serve customers at 386 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, http://Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ 105,888 associates in Florida. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $8 billion with Florida suppliers in FYE 2019 and supporting 116,428 Florida supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FYE 2018, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $81.9 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Florida, and our Florida associates volunteered more than 53,900 hours with local causes. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting our corporate website and our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels.