Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are once again joining forces to raise money for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) campaign.

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates customers and members have raised more than $11.2 million for CMN Hospitals in Central Florida since 1997. On a national level, Walmart and Sam’s Club are closing in on the $1 billion fundraising mark for CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

Money is raised primarily through the annual 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.

Fundraising efforts in 2017 campaign raised more than $521,000 for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.

This year’s register campaign runs from Aug. 27 to Sept. 30. Customers and members can conveniently donate $1 or more when they check out at any Walmart or Sam’s Club location in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia or Flagler counties.

Money raised at Central Florida Walmart and Sam’s Club stores goes directly to benefit the sick and injured kids treated at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. Funds are used to purchase life-saving equipment, fund diversionary programs, and a variety of other critical needs.

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.

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