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Walmart and Sam’s Club Step Up to #HelpKidsLiveBetter at Boston Children’s Hospital

Emma, 2020 CMN Champion

Despite a challenging year, local Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers, and members joined forces to change kids’ health and change the future during the annual #HelpKidsLiveBetter campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Walmart Stores and Sam’s Clubs in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire region raised $538,078 for Boston Children’s Hospital, an increase of 49 percent over the 2019 campaign. The effort was part of a national campaign that raised more than $39 million for children’s hospitals across the country. To date, total fundraising from Walmart and Sam’s Club for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is more than $1 billion.

Donations were collected beginning June 22 as Walmart and Sam’s Club associates at 60 locations in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire held various in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to help kids live better. The campaign was extended through July 31 to continue accepting roundup donations at the register, on and on the Walmart app.

Children’s hospitals are on the front-line of the COVID-19 crisis, while also continuing to provide the high-quality, life-saving care that children need every day. Money raised at Walmart and Sam’s Club helps transform how we meet the most urgent needs, saving more lives and protecting our collective future. All funds raised in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire Walmart and Sam’s Club locations directly benefit the kids treated at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Funds raised during this campaign will benefit The Every Child Fund. This unconditional gift helps us respond to a changing world with one goal: to give all children a healthy future. Every penny goes directly to support Boston Children’s lifesaving work. The Every Child Fund covers anything from celebrating small milestones, pet therapists, creative arts, housing, medical play, family meals to research because for many families, Boston Children’s offers the last hope to heal their child. This gift eases their burden, and covers services insurance doesn’t pay for.

THANK YOU to all Walmart Associates, Customers and Leadership for your support!

Walmart and Sam’s Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987 with Sam Walton himself being personally involved in the beginning of the relationship between the organizations. The #HelpKidsLiveBetter campaign supports Walmart’s goal of giving back to local communities.