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Local Walmart stores raise money for Kids at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Local Walmart stores are once again joining forces to raise money for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.

Walmart associates, customers, and members have raised over $330 thousand dollars for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital since coming to the area in the mid 90’s. Last year, Walmart and Sam’s Club collectively passed the $1 billion total fundraising mark for CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, the largest amount raised for a nonprofit.

“We are so grateful for our long term partnership with our local Walmarts, and we love the creativity and the passion that they have for our cause. Every dollar makes a difference, and thanks to Walmart, we can help more local kids live better.”  Melissa Gross, Director of Development, SVMH Foundation

Money is raised primarily through a register campaign where customers contribute $1 or more when they check out. Associates also fundraise in other ways including bake sales, in-store contests, and events. Marina Wal-Mart does a daily barbecue for customers and employees, while North Davis Wal-Mart serves up nachos.

The 2018 campaign raised $21,441.58 for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.  This year’s register campaign runs until July 7th. Customers can conveniently donate $1 or more when they check out at any Monterey County Walmart store!

Money raised at Monterey County’s Walmart stores goes directly to benefit the sick and injured kids not only at Salinas Valley Memorial, but also throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. Funds are used to pay for newborn and pediatric medical equipment and services within the hospital, and also provides individual medical needs grants and outreach to kids across the tri-county area.

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.