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Local Walmart stores raise money for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Local Walmart stores are once again joining forces to raise money for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.

Walmart associates, customers, and members have raised $2.3 Million for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital since 2004. Last year, Walmart and Sam’s Club passed the $1 billion fundraising mark for CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, the largest amount raised for a nonprofit.

“We are so grateful for the support of our Walmart stores and the incredible fundraising that they do for the kids in our community. We can’t thank them enough!”    – Joyce M. Cameron, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Providence Health Care Foundation.

Wishing Fountain for customers to throw in their change!

Money is raised primarily through a register campaign where customers and members contribute $1 or more when they checkout. Associates also fundraise in other ways including bake sales, in-store contests, and events. Our local champion, Elliott, is showing up around the stores in various ways including her self-colored picture,#FlatElliott, who is going on adventures around the region!

Fundraising table featuring #FlatEliott that gets moved around the store
#FlatElliott and the Goal Cart on display for customers and associates to see!

The 2018 campaign raised $210, 244 for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. This year’s register campaign runs until July 10. Customers can conveniently donate $1 or more when they check out at any Eastern Washington or Northern Idaho Walmart stores. Money raised at Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Walmart  stores goes directly to benefit the sick and injured kids treated at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Funds are used to pay for equipment, research, supplies, charitable care, and a variety of other needs the hospital has.

Walmart and Sam’s Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987 with Sam Walton himself being personally involved in the beginning of the relationship between the organizations. The fundraising campaigns supports Walmart’s goal of giving back to local communities.

Customers and members can help spread the word about the campaign via social media using the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter