I am sure that many of you by now have heard your cashier at your local Walmart ask you if you wanted to donate to The Children’s Miracle Network. If you are like me you are not even totally sure what The Children’s Miracle Network does. I decided to look and figure out what exactly they do…..here is what I found:
Who is 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, ensuring that every dollar is 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.
How are funds distributed?
We take pride in keeping funds within the community where they are generated. We give donations to local hospitals. They know where the need is greatest and decide how that money is best spent. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care.
When a donation is made online, the donor’s postal zip code is entered into our database to locate the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in the donor’s community. The donation is sent to that hospital and that hospital acknowledges the donation with a tax receipt. In order to be affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, each hospital must have a full-time Children’s Miracle Network director who ensures that all funds and programs are administered correctly.
Our operational expenses are met by generous underwriting from national sponsors such as Walmart…..
Information taken from the FAQs on Children’s Miracle Network Website.
Since the funds stay local and they have a strict accountability I would ask that the next time your cashier at Walmart asks if you would like to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network that you give a resounding YES! Who knows it could be your child or the child of your neighbor that benefits from these funds. Remember though this fund raising drive is over June 15th so you have a limited amount of time left to donate at your local store.
Disclosure: Melissa is a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart. Walmart has provided me with compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post. My participation is voluntary. As always my opinion is my own.