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Children's Miracle Network gets support from Walmart

SALT LAKE CITY -- Walmart and Sam’s Club announced that they will be accepting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for children’s hospitals, at all Walmart and Sam’s Club locations between May 1 and June 13. Last year the six-week fundraising campaign surpassed the $15 million goal, raising $20 million for children’s hospitals across America, the company reported.

Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members can make a donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for as little as $1 while checking out at their nearby Walmart or Sam’s Club. Walmart’s goal for 2011’s six-week fundraising campaign is to raise $20 million, which would bring the total amount raised by Walmart and Sam’s Club for children’s hospitals to $580 million since 1987.

“Each year, Walmart and Sam’s Club customers and members embrace the opportunity to help children in their community through the campaign, because they understand that even a small donation can make a huge difference in the life of a sick child,” said Margaret McKenna, president of the Walmart Foundation.

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