Charleston, S.C. – All Charleston Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs today 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 Charleston CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. The Walmart - Sam’s Club CMN Hospitals campaign runs from June 10 through July 7.
“There is a great sense of community when our associates and our customers can rally around a cause we all believe in like supporting CMN Hospitals,” said Mark Nobles, co-manager of the Goose Creek Walmart Supercenter. “We always say that every dollar counts, and we are so grateful for our customers and associates who donate to help children live better. Their passion for helping kids served by the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital has never wavered, and it inspires us to go bigger and do more every year.”
To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers in Charleston have raised over $3.8 million for the MUSC Shawn Jenins 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, this is 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 Charleston 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 South Carolina
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. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under nearly 65 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. In South Carolina we serve customers at 124 retail units and online through Walmart Grocery Pickup,Walmart.com and Jet.com. We are proud to employ more than 32,000 associates in South Carolina. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $1 billion with South Carolina suppliers in FY19, which supported 33,000 supplier jobs. Learn more at the Walmart Today blog, and our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram channels.