Sam's Club

Juggling and the Fine Art of Fundraising
August 1, 2011

Continuing our four-part series on successful fundraising campaigns from the past year, here are case studies on Stop Hunger Now's Haiti Relief campaign and the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Drive.

Walmart and Sam's Club Donate More Than $4 Million to U.S. Teachers Through New Teacher Rewards Program
September 15, 2009

Bentonville, Ark., September 15, 2009 — To help offset rising expenses for classroom supplies this back-to-school season, Walmart and Sam's Club have launched Teacher Rewards, a new program to provide more than $4 million to 40,000 deserving teachers across the United States. On average, teachers spend more than $500 a year out of their own pockets for classroom supplies, according to the American Federation of Teachers. Statistics like these inspire Walmart and Sam's Club associates to continue supporting education and teacher recognition in their local communities.

Walmart Foundation Expands Hunger Relief Efforts, Donates More Than $7.8 Million to Support Summer Feeding Programs and U.S. Food Banks
June 24, 2009

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 24, 2009 — The Walmart Foundation is donating $7.8 million to support food banks and provide healthy, summer meals to children who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Through partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America, and local non-profits in the 10 states where children are most at risk of hunger, Walmart and its Foundation will help assure that their neighbors and those in local communities have access to nutritious food.

Salvation Army Raised $130 Million During 2008 National Fundraising Campaign
March 19, 2009

Donations to The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles set a new national record of $130 million in 2008, surpassing the previous record of $118 million set in 2007.  The $130 million raised represents a 10 percent growth in donations year-over-year — the largest one-year jump since 1997.