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Hampton Roads Walmart Stores and Sam's Club To Raise Money For Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

All Hampton Roads, VA 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 on Monday, June 10. All money raised during the Hampton Roads CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. The Walmart – Sam’s Club CMN Hospitals campaign runs through July 7.

“This campaign is very important to our associates and customers and every year they do a great job raising funds and awareness for children in the area,” said Brent Rains, Walmart Regional Manager in Virginia. “We are always hoping to make a difference in the community and we are excited to kickoff this year’s campaign with the goal to help kids in need.”

To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers in Hampton Roads have raised $11.7 million for Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, 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 Hampton Roads 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.