LITTLE ROCK— From May 1 through June 11, Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members can help change children’s lives by making a donation of $1 or more to Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), the regional Children’s
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Customers and members can quickly add a “Miracle Balloon” donation during checkout, with 100 percent of funds flowing directly to ACH. Donations provided each year — with most given $1 at a time — have had a significant impact on improving children’s health in
In 2013, Walmart and Sam’s Club raised more than $1.3 million for ACH, which is the only pediatric hospital in the state. The funds raised through Walmart and Sam’s Club help thousands of children each year, including kids like 6-year-old Anna from Jonesboro, who was born prematurely; 4-year-old Dyer from Rogers who woke up one morning with a dislocated neck; and 2-year-old Kenzie Ford from Hope, who was born with dwarfism.
“Each and every gift made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital makes a difference, whether it’s $1, $5 or $10,” said Jennifer Selig, director of development for ACH. “We are incredibly grateful to Walmart and Sam’s Club associates and customers for making kids a priority. Every cent donated at a Walmart or Sam’s Club location stays right here in
All funds raised during the Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign will be celebrated as part of a larger fundraising effort. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is currently in the midst of the Century of Possibility Campaign, which will raise $160 million in support of pediatric care, research, education and prevention programs at the hospital. The campaign has already raised $149 million and will conclude in December 2014.
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