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Local Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores Raise Money for Arkansas Children’s

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are once again joining forces to raise money for Arkansas Children’s during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.

Last year, Walmart and Sam’s Club passed the $1 billion fundraising mark for CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, the largest amount raised for a nonprofit.

“Walmart and Sam’s Clubs play an instrumental role in the work we do here at Arkansas Children’s.” said Kait Ross of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Thanks to their generous and continued support, Arkansas Children’s is providing care for children where they live, learn and play.”

Money is raised primarily through a register campaign where customers and members contribute $1 or more when they checkout. Associates also fundraise in other ways including bake sales, in-store contests, and events.

The 2018 campaign raised over $680,000 for Arkansas Children’s.  This year’s register campaign runs from June 10 – July 7. Customers and members can conveniently donate $1 or more when they check out at almost any Arkansas Walmart or Sam’s Club and some surrounding state stores in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

Money raised at local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores goes directly to benefit the sick and injured kids treated at Arkansas Children’s. Funds are used to support the greatest needs at both Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

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 fundraising campaigns supports Walmart’s goal of giving back to local communities.

Customers and members can help spread the word about the campaign via social media using the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter.