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Indiana Shoppers Can Help Raise Money for Riley Hospital

Walmart and Sam’s Club shoppers are invited to participate in a campaign that helps provide critical patient care for local sick and injured children at Riley Hospital.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., – All Indiana Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs kick off this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) fundraising campaign to help treat local children who are sick or injured. All money raised during the Hoosier CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Riley Hospital for Children to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. The Walmart – Sam’s Club CMN Hospitals campaign runs from June 10 through July 7.

“Walmart gives back to Hoosier communities every day, but there is no cause closer to the hearts of our associates than the work we do for Riley Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network,” said Greenwood, Indiana Walmart store manager John Frangello.

To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers in Indiana have raised $24.5 million for Riley, most of it one dollar at a time. On a national level, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 billion for CMN Hospitals; according to Engaged for Good, this is the largest cash amount ever raised by one company for a nonprofit in North America.

The need is staggering – 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network hospital for treatment every minute. Helping these children is easy, here’s how to participate:

  • Donate $1 or more at the checkout lane or self-checkout of any Indiana Walmart store or Sam’s Club
  • Spread the word and encourage others to support the CMN Hospitals campaign via social media with custom CMN Gifs and the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter

Through the leadership of Sam Walton, Walmart and Sam’s Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987. This annual fundraising campaign supports Walmart’s core belief of leveraging the company’s strength to give back to local communities.


About Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids aims to raise $175 million by June 2020 to transform Riley Hospital through three high-priority programs: Pediatric Research and Patient Care, Maternity and Newborn Health and Family Support Programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RileyKids.


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and


About Walmart in Indiana

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In Indiana, we serve customers at 128 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery and our family of brands. We are proud to employ 40,385 associates in Indiana. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $1.5 billion with Indiana suppliers in FYE19 and supporting 47,048 Hoosier supplier jobs. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FY19, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $34,005,150 in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Indiana and our Hoosier associates volunteered more than 25,000 hours with local causes. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting our corporate website and our InstagramFacebook and Twitter channels.