This year, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members from across Southeast Texas raised over $55,000 for local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial.
Customers and members were given the opportunity to donate at the register during Walmart and Sam’s Club’s fundraising campaign in October. In addition to the register campaign, Walmart associates enjoyed hosting fundraisers throughout the year.
Walmart associates in West Orange rolled up their sleeves and participated in Fundraising Friday. Each Friday, they hosted a different fundraiser for CMN Hospitals. One day, they took turns selling popcorn to associates and customers. Another day, they cooked up savory links and served them in the break room with ice cold drinks for a $5 donation. Associates were thrilled to participate knowing their hot meal helped kids at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial.
The managers at Walmart in Jasper are great sports when it comes to raising money for sick and injured kids. Dakota (left) and Sam (right) were challenged to dress up and stay in “jail” until they raised over $200 in donations. Thankfully, they both met their goal and were released before the end of the day.
Bridge City associates got creative by making a wishing well at the front of the store. They posted a sign inviting customers to “toss a coin and save a life.”
Together, the eleven Walmart and Sam’s Clubs in our area exceeded expectations by raising over $55,000. We are so grateful to the associates at each store who put their heart into the fundraising and really have fun with it. We are looking forward to another year of exciting fundraisers in 2019.