News Release

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Contact: Sharon Cindrich 668-7028

Walmart and Sam's Clubs raise $1 million for CHKD

HAMPTON ROADS, VA – The associates at the region’s Walmart and Sam’s Club stores collected more than $1 million again for the children at CHKD during their annual campaign.  The stores enjoyed a friendly competition through creative fundraising ideas and a lot of hard work.  Locations generated funds through voluntary customer donations at the cash register and a variety of other voluntary fundraising activities.

The Walmart on Phoenix Drive in Virginia Beach broke records and ranked as the number two fundraising store in the nation for the amount of money raised during the campaign, beating out over 4500 other locations.

Like all in-store Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fundraisers, all donations raised from the Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign stay local and help fund needed medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of children in the region – in this case Hampton Roads. Since the partnership began 21 years ago, the campaign has generated more than $8,740,000 for CHKD.

“Walmart and Sam’s Club employees in this community embrace our partnership with CHKD so enthusiastically because it has such a direct impact on improving the lives of so many children experiencing medical issues,” said Chuck Richards, market manager for Walmart.  “We appreciate the generosity of our customers, the community, and the hard work from our associates that helped make this possible. Together we are helping to support the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff that work miracles in the Hampton Roads area on a daily basis.”

As the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia, CHKD serves the medical and surgical needs of a region with more than 450,000 children, including greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Learn more at


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at


About Philanthropy at Walmart 

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit

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