Skip to main content

Miracle Makers: Small Team, Large Hearts

Miracle Makers is a series of 30 stories from Walmart and Sam’s Club associates to celebrate the companies’ 30th anniversary of fundraising for CMN Hospitals

The team of Walmart associates in Lake City, South Carolina, is small compared to other stores, but their big hearts make up the difference.

In 2015, the Lake City team, co-chaired by Sandy Hall, raised $34,489 for their local hospital, McLeod Children’s Hospital.

“We’ve done everything from carnivals to concerts to golf tournaments,” Sandy says. “It seems like the community really loves an opportunity to come together and have a good time for a good cause.”

By far the community’s favorite activity is the sidewalk festival, where associates and community members come together for food, games, dunk booths, and, of course, chance to throw pies at the store managers’ faces.

The Lake City team tries to tour McLeod Children’s Hospital at least once a year to visit the children and show the associates how their hard work is helping. Sandy says it motivates them to work harder every year and do their best to get the community involved.

Sandy started with Walmart in 1992 and has been heavily involved in fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ever since.

“This is such a good program and the funding really needs to keep going and growing,” Sandy says. “It’s more than reaching donation goals. It’s about supporting these families and helping the doctors and nurses have what they need to make these children better. “

Help kids in your community live better by donating at your local Walmart or Sam’s Club today.