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Children’s Miracle Network in central Ohio receives $108,000 from Walmart Regional Distribution Center and Transportation Offices

Grove City facilities raised most money per capita in Walmart’s eastern business unit


Columbus, OH - 2/14/2012

Representatives from Walmart’s Grove City Regional Distribution and Transportation Facility today presented a check for $108,162 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its continued care for the children in central Ohio.  

Mitch Hall, General Manager for Walmart Logistics at the Grove City distribution center presented the check to Susan Brewer, Assistant Director, from Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. The funds were raised through the Walmart Foundation’s annual logistics/supply chain campaign to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Every donation raised through Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Campaigns will stay local and go directly to patient and family care.  In this year’s campaign the Walmart Foundation included an incentive offering to add $35,000 to the facility that raised the most money per capita in each business unit. The Grove City distribution and transportation facility lead the Eastern Business Unit by raising $73,162.

“We are proud to present the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with this donation to support the outstanding care that Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides the children in our community,” Hall said. “Helping children who are sick is very important to all of us and that was certainly demonstrated in our associate’s determination to raise as much as they did. We are confident this money will help many children receive the best care and treatment possible.”

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for its more than 170 member hospitals. Collectively, these children’s hospitals treat 17 million children annually for every type of illness and injury imaginable.

“Nationwide Children’s Hospital is extremely fortunate to have a partner in Walmart” said Susan Brewer, Assistant Director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Walmart Associates are the most dedicated group of employees. They are always concerned about the interest of our patients and families.  Through their generosity, hard work, and commitment, the Walmart campaign is able to help thousands of sick and injured kids in our community each and every year.”

The children treated at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals hold a special place in the hearts of Walmart and Sam's Club associates who have raised $500 million to support the patients of Children’s Miracle Network hospitals since 1987. During the 2010 Six Miracle Weeks campaign, Walmart and Sam’s Club raised more than $20 million for the more than 170 children’s hospitals that are part of the Children’s Miracle Network across the U.S.

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. The Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. From Feb. 1, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $512 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally, $467 million of which was donated in the U.S.  In 2010 Walmart announced a $2 billion commitment to help end hunger in America. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.

About the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:  
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, 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 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 CMNHospitals.org.

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