Public invited to participate in campaign that helps provide critical patient care for local sick and injured children
All Central Florida Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs kicked 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 Central Florida CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children 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.
“Together, we have made a real difference in the lives of Central Florida’s most vulnerable children over the years, and we’re proud to continue once again supporting the important work Arnold Palmer Hospital does in our area,” said Travis Cutshaw, a market manager for Walmart in Central Florida. “We’re proud not only of our team but also our community who come together every year to make a real difference in the lives of so many families right here in Orlando.”
To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers in Central Florida have raised more than $11.9 million for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, 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 Central Florida 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.
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 andfacebook.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.