Wal-Mart Helps Local Kids by Raising $146,000 For Children's Miracle Network Hospitals During Six Week Fundraising Campaign

July 17, 2013
Spokane, WA

Campaign Raised More Than $40 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Across the U.S.

[SPOKANE] (July 17, 2013)—Wal-Mart and their customers recently wrapped up the annual 6-week campaign fundraising and confirmed they raised $146,050 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of the Inland Northwest and its ten benefiting hospitals and programs. The fundraising campaign ran May 7 – June 21 in all Wal-Mart locations.

Walmart associates accepted donations in-store, including donations at the register, for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of the Inland Northwest which will be used however the benefiting hospitals and programs need the funds the most. The hospitals and programs treat more than 132,000 local kids each year.

Like all in-store Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, all of the donations raised from the Wal-Mart campaign will help create miracles by funding needed medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of 1 in 10 children across North America every year. Donations help support the $6,500 in charitable care Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide every minute in the United States.

Wal-Mart has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1987, raising more than $650 million for children’s hospitals. In 2012, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members raised more than $60 million through the 6 week campaign and additional fundraising throughout the year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and Canada.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of the Inland Northwest
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is proud to help children in ten local hospitals and programs -- the most in the nation!  Together, these hospitals and programs provide state-of-the-art care for all children. The funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals are used to ensure the existence of specialized care and are used to purchase life-saving equipment, provide charity care and fund outreach programs.  Visit www.cmnspokane.org to learn more.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a service of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS).  INHS is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals and the community. For more information, visit www.inhs.org.

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.


Angie Kelleher
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