Public invited to participate in campaign that helps provide critical patient care for local sick and injured children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2019) – All Nashville 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 Nashville CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 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.
“It’s inspiring to see how passionate our associates are to support such a compassionate cause,” said Steve Williams, store manager at the Walmart on Charlotte Pike. “They know their efforts are helping improve the lives of children here in Nashville, and it shows in how hard they are working.”
To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers in Nashville have raised $10,894,930 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 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 Nashville 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 health care services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it one dollar 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 Tennessee
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 60 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. In Tennessee, we serve customers at 153 retail units and online through Walmart Grocery Pickup, Walmart.com and Jet.com. We are proud to employ 40,598 associates in Tennessee. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $3.5 billion with Tennessee suppliers in FY 2018, which supported 54,078 supplier jobs. Learn more at the Walmart Today blog and on our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram channels.