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Local Costco locations raise more than $1.2M for UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s (CMN) partner, Costco, continues to change kids’ health at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Costco team members across inland Northern California raised $1,233,756 for local pediatric patients during the 2022 Month of Miracles campaign in May.

Manteca Costco set a goal of 60 large Miracle Balloons to benefit CMN at UC Davis. They made it!

A total of 22 area locations from Redding to Tracy raised money by asking members to purchase a CMN Miracle Balloon at checkout or to give online. Sacramento-area Costco totals were the fourth highest in the country, despite having fewer locations than bigger markets like Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. The Chico warehouse was ranked number two in the country and thanks to a Costco match, CMN at UC Davis received $189,699 for the efforts of this warehouse alone.

“Our local Costco partners rose to the occasion again this year,” said Michelle Thompson, assistant director of development for CMN at UC Davis. “We could not be more grateful and are so proud of their efforts. The teams got super creative and were able to raise even more money than last year. It’s a testament to the employees’ giving spirit and the generosity of Costco members.”

Costco participates in this month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign in May at all warehouses in the United States and Canada. The annual campaign is the company’s primary fundraising effort for CMN. Costco has donated is $15,645,148 to CMN at UC Davis since 1988. Donations support a full range of children’s services including research, education and clinical care and all funds raised locally stay local.

The Costco warehouse in Vacaville had a Lilo and Stitch-themed campaign courtesy of associate, Tina.

Costco Wholesale has raised more than $500 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1987. Currently, more than 600 Costco locations participate in this fundraising campaign. Contributions to CMN impact the ability of hospitals like UC Davis Children’s Hospital to meet urgent needs, while also maintaining an exceptional standard of care.