(Photo Courtesy of Children’s Miracle Network)
As part of this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 million. The campaign ran from June 13 to July 10, and the total was announced by Arkansas Children’s on Aug. 3.
The campaign encouraged customers and members to donate at the register, through Walmart.com and in the Walmart app, with funds benefitting Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest, the state’s local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.
“Our partnership with Walmart and Sam’s Club is essential to the work we do at Arkansas Children’s,” Enid Olvey, senior vice president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s Foundation, said. “We are thankful for them and their generous, continued support as we push our mission forward to make children better today and healthier tomorrow.”
Since 1987, the Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign has raised more than $1 billion for the 180 CMN Hospitals across the United States and Canada. In total, this annual campaign has raised over $43 million for Arkansas Children’s.
Arkansas Children’s is the only health care system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas’ more than 700,000 children. The private, nonprofit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs. Philanthropy is crucial to ensuring children’s hospitals can provide services in both the short- and long-term.