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Walmart, Sam’s Club and Neighborhood Markets raise $598,238 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital

WalmartSam’s Club and Neighborhood Market stores held their annual fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s (CMN) this summer, generating $598,238 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

The retailer utilized the register and self-checkout from in-store shoppers to raise money during the month-long campaign, which ran June 12 to July 14. Online shoppers could also make a gift through and the Walmart App.

All funds raised at the 50 local Walmart/Neighborhood Market and six Sam’s Club locations in inland Northern California will help sick and injured children by supporting programs, equipment, research and patient care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

The top performing store in the local market was the Walmart on Antelope Road in Sacramento, raising $31,315. In addition, their store associates and management teamed up to purchase a PS5 gaming system for the pediatrics unit. Congratulations to manager John Tindall and team!

“Hats off to all the stores supporting us again this year,” said Michelle Tafoya, program director for Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. “The teams were determined to raise more funds than last year and did an amazing job coming up with ideas to engage shoppers. It was a successful campaign that was also a lot of fun. We’re really grateful.”

The 2022 campaign raised $476,994 and this year’s donation topped that by more than $100,000. Funds raised in 2023 brought the total donation to CMN at UC Davis to more than $10 million since 1987.