Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX  (June 19, 2020) – Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are joining forces to raise critically need funds for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio through the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) campaign.

The 2019 campaign raised more than $319,085 for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. This year’s register campaign runs from June 22 through July 19. Customers and members can conveniently donate $1 or more, or round-up their total to the next dollar during check-out at any San Antonio, Victoria, or Laredo Walmart or Sam’s Club stores.

“The funds collected at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores help support medical care, research, equipment, and education at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio,” said John E. Bel, president of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation. “With the help of our generous community, we are improving lives of children treated at our hospital, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay.”

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers, and members have raised more than $7,609,000 for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio since 1987. On a national level, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than one billion dollars for CMN Hospitals; the largest cash amount ever raised by one company for a non-profit in North America.

Funds raised at local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the San Antonio area stay in our community to directly benefit sick and injured kids treated at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

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 support Walmart’s goal of giving back to local communities.

“Giving is not just about making a donation; it’s about making a difference. That is our goal,” said Jessica Villanueva, Regional General Manager, Region 8, Central Division, Walmart.

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

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About The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation was founded in 1955 to support The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first and only academic, free-standing children’s hospital in San Antonio.. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a part of  by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, non-profit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has six hospital campuses, located in downtown San Antonio, the South Texas Medical Center, Westover Hills, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. For additional information on The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, visit childrenshospitalsafoundation.org, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/chosafoundation and on Twitter at twitter.com/csrfoundations.

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 healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 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

Walmart Stores, 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, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,593 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.4 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

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