Hilo Walmart Takes National Title
"Go big or go home” is the fundraising approach for the Hilo Walmart team and the results have lived up to the motto. Hilo Walmart associates raised $73,347 in 2020 – the most collected in the country by a Walmart store – for Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawai‘i’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Overall, the total of $402,475 raised in 2020 for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) by all 12 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations statewide also earned Hawai‘i recognition as the top CMN fundraising market in the nation for the company as well.
The generosity of Hawai‘i Island customers and employees made Hilo Walmart the most successful CMN fundraiser last year out of 4,670 Walmart stores nationwide. The momentum continued in 2021 for Hilo as the store stayed on pace to remain the leading Walmart store for CMN fundraising in 2021.
The Hilo team says the secret to its success is a pay it forward mentality that starts with cashiers celebrating every donation by ringing a cow bell at the register. It’s a really spirited time when it’s CMN campaign time for Walmart!