Walmart Canada raises more than $6.6 million for children’s hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic

Walmart Canada wraps up spring fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Canada and kids’ health

Mississauga, Ontario, June 10, 2020 - Walmart Canada wrapped up their annual fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Canada, raising more than $6.6 million for 14 children’s hospitals across the country.

Walmart associates collected donations at the checkouts at all Walmart stores across Canada from May 14 to June 7 as well as hosted bake sales, auctions and fun activities, supporting kids and families who rely on the care of children’s hospitals and healthcare. Walmart also generously matched customer donations, with a corporate matching grant of $820,000.

The fundraiser theme was “on the frontline to help kids live better” and the total raised is significant, especially considering the challenging times.

Since 1994, Walmart Canada has grown to become Children’s Miracle Network’s largest corporate sponsor, raising and donating $155 million for the organization.

“Every year, Walmart Canada consistently demonstrates their generosity and commitment to the cause of children’s health, and this year is no exception,” said Mark Hierlihy, CEO & President of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations, who heads up Children’s Miracle Network in Canada. “Even during a global pandemic, Walmart Canada associates and customers have understood that, now more than ever, children need their support, and have had an outstanding fundraising campaign yet again in support of children’s hospital foundations across Canada.”

“We are very proud of the results of this year’s campaign and our associates’ and customers’ unwavering commitment to children’s health as we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times,” said Haio Barbeito, President and CEO, Walmart Canada. “For 26 years, Walmart Canada has been a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network, and together we continue to support the children in our communities who need us the most so they can live better.”

Every dollar raised through the Walmart campaign will be donated directly to the children’s hospital of that community. These funds support the families and communities that Walmart serves and are used to provide lifesaving treatment, purchase needed equipment, fund research, support therapy programs, and support frontline workers in their mission to treat kids.

For more information on Children’s Miracle Network, visit: ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a chain of more than 400 stores nationwide serving more than 1.5 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 900,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart Canada has raised and donated more than $400 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada et twitter.com/walmartcanada

About Children's Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit our website to learn more about our cause.
Children’s Miracle Network Canada is managed and operated by Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations®.

Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations
Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) is a collective of 13 children’s hospital foundations from across Canada who are dedicated to raising funds and improving healthcare for children. Established in 2017, CCHF works with corporate partners to launch fundraising initiatives and runs signature programs to raise funds across multiple channels. Visit our website to learn more: www.childrenshospitals.ca