June 10 - July 7
June 1 - July 25
Walmart & Sam's Club have been working hard to #helpkidslivebetter this summer! Starting on June 10 and running through July 7, associates have been asking their customers and members for donations - and they are not leaving any stone unturned. Not only are they asking for donations at the registers, but they are hosting cook-outs, holding bake sales, creating carnival games and even wearing silly hats - all to make sure the kids at KU Pediatrics are well cared for.
For some associates, the campaign is personal. They come together each year to kick-off the campaign and meet Miracle Families who have been treated at KU Pediatrics. They follow their stories and it becomes part of their daily challenge to make sure those families know how much the Walmart family is fighting for them.
Amy Scranton from Walmart Supercenter #20 in Clinton, Missouri, said it best, "When I see all these kids that I can help, I believe it is a wonderful thing that Walmart does!" We couldn't agree more! Thank you to Walmart & Sam's Club and each and every dedicated employee that is helping make 2019 the best year yet!
On Thursday, July 25, participating Dairy Queen locations will be donating $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to KU Pediatrics. Mark your calendars and grab your favorite Blizzard! Remember, calories don't count when it's for the kids!We are proud to be celebrating 35 years of partnership with the Dairy Queen brand! Since 1984, Dairy Queen franchisees across the United States and Canada have raised more than $140 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In the Greater Kansas City area, we have amazing franchisees whose dedication to not only their fundraising, but our local families, gets stronger with every year. In the past five years alone, Dairy Queen franchisees, employees and customers have raised over $340,000 for KU Medical Center Pediatrics. Their goal for 2019 is to reach $100,000 and YOU can help by taking part in Miracle Treat Day!
Congratulations to our friends at Costco who continually raise the bar with their CMN Miracle Balloon fundraising. Last year, they broke the six-figure mark, raising over $105,000! This year, they smashed that total, raising a phenomenal $129,066 in just 4 weeks!!! Costco employees continue to prove that there is power behind "asking every customer." The local warehouses got a little help from our miracle kids in the form of hand-drawn buttons that employees wore on their badges. These tiny reminders were a great symbol of the difference every dollar makes.
Every year, our five local Costco locations compete for the coveted "Top Fundraiser" traveling trophy. This year, it goes to Overland Park Costco for raising $45,152. Congratulations!
Many thanks for the unbelievable support of the Costco employees and their generous members who worked together to make this the most successful CMN Miracle Balloon Campaign to date!