Augusta area Walmart and Sam’s Club stores raised $191,618 for the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center through a six-week Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.
Customers and members together raised the campaign’s biggest Augusta-area total, $1 at a time with donations taken at the register.
The Children’s Medical Center uses Children’s Miracle Network funds for urgent needs, including equipment, research and education. The 154-bed Children’s Medical Center is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state.
This is the 25th year Walmart/Sam’s Club has been raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
This year’s fundraising campaign was record-breaking on a national level as well, with more than $41 million raised for all Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in the U.S., compared to $28 million last year.