[Statewide, Ark.] August 3, 2022 – Arkansas Children’s announced today the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign with Walmart and Sam’s Club raised more than $1 million. This public facing campaign has been engaging local communities for 35 years to give to their local member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The campaign ran from June 13 to July 10 and benefits Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest, the state’s local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.

“Our partnership with Walmart and Sam’s Club is essential to the work we do at Arkansas Children’s,” said Enid Olvey, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “The commitment that each of these stores, clubs and their associates have to the children of Arkansas is truly inspiring. We are thankful for them and their generous, continued support as we push our mission forward to make children better today and healthier tomorrow.”

Since 1987, the Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign has raised more than $1 billion for the 180 CMN Hospitals across the United States and Canada to provide lifesaving equipment and research, sustain top therapy programs and provide charitable care. In total, this annual campaign has raised over $43 million for Arkansas Children’s.

The Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign encouraged customers and members to donate at the register, through Walmart.com and the Walmart app. For those still interested in donating, visit helpkidslivebetter.org to make an online donation.

Children’s hospitals, like Arkansas Children’s, are on the frontlines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they can’t do it alone. Philanthropy is crucial to ensuring children’s hospitals can provide services in both the short- and long-term.



Arkansas Children's is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022–2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology.  Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support and identify your member hospital at CMNHospitals.org