Sams' Club staff raises money for Phoenix Children's Hospital

 

Eight Sam’s Club associates in North Phoenix sat down to tell Phoenix Children’s Hospital why they are excited about partnering with their members to raise funds and awareness during the 30th Anniversary Sam’s Club Campaign benefiting, Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

The five-week campaign which includes 15 locations in Arizona starts Thursday, September 21st and runs through Sunday, October 29th. Locally, Sam’s Club has raised more than $1 million for Phoenix Children’s over the past 30 years.

This year’s Sam’s Club #6608 located on 15th Avenue and Bell in Phoenix wants to raise $15,000, but they need your help! John, Sam’s Club Manager, has participated in the campaign for 13 years because, in his words, “It’s the right thing to do—and I have a five-year-old son.” Monica, John’s team member and Sam’s Club associate, had a personal experience with the Hospital. She shared that in November her fiancé passed away. Shortly after their daughter had to have heart surgery. “The Phoenix Children’s staff was wonderful in making sure I was okay and felt comfortable and had the support I needed. I love PCH,” said Monica.

Below is just a peek into a passionate team of Sam’s Club Associates we have right here in the Valley. They live the Sam’s Club mission: “to give more people access to a better life, one individual, family and community at a time.” Thank you for spending your time us and sharing your passion for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish during this campaign!

 

Meet the Team

 

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Full Name: Erik
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club # 6608

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
14.5 years

What was your first CMN fundraising experience like?
GREAT! We were grilling and raised more than $15,000

What was most memorable CMN fundraising experience?
Going to the hospital and engaging with the kids.

Why do you give?
To help those who cannot help themselves 

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Full Name: Ray
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club # 6608

Where are you originally from?
New York

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
16 years

What was your first CMN Fundraising experience like?
It was amazing! We grilled for the cause and it was memorable because I knew that we met our goals!

Why do you give?
I give because when I was younger I grew up without and threw the grace of God I’m here. And because it is the right thing to do!

What is your connection to Phoenix Children’s Hospital?
I adopted 3 boys who all need services that PCH provides!

What makes you happy, what puts a “spark” in your day?
Knowing that my giving I can make a difference and help someone else who makes me

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Full Name: John
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club # 6608

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
13

What was your most memorable CMN fundraising experience?
When we had a dunk tank. It’s amazing to watch the kids’ faces when they knocked people into the water.

Why do you give?
It’s a great cause! I have a 5-year-old son and think it’s the right thing to do. I truly feel it makes a difference.

What is your connection with Phoenix Children’s Hospital?
I have friends who brought their kids here.

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Full Name: Monica
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club # 6608

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
7 years

What was your first CMN Fundraising experience like?
The first year I fundraised with Sam’s I believe we raised $15K!!!

What was your most memorable CMN fundraising experience?
When our previous market manager shared his experiences here.

Why do you give?
My child had heart surgery here and I like to raise money to help the children.

What is your connection with Phoenix Children’s Hospital?
I have spent 33 days here this summer and have created a bond with the staff.

What makes you happy, what puts a smile on your face?
Seeing the sparkle in my kid’s eyes.

Any other comments?
My fiancé passed away in November and our daughter had open heart surgery this summer. The staff was wonderful on making sure I was okay and felt comfortable and had the support I needed. I love PCH!

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Full Name: Wendy
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club # 6608

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
27

What was your first CMN Fundraising experience like?
Selling balloons when I was a cashier 27 years ago.

What was your most memorable CMN fundraising experience?
When our district manager spoke about his experience with PCH.

Why do you give?
All children deserve to feel healthy and happy and not because reminded they are in a hospital.

What is your connection with Phoenix Children’s Hospital?
Working at Sam’s Club and having friends that have had their children stay at the Hospital.

What makes you happy, what puts a smile on your face?
Doing and being the best I can be.

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Full Name: Lisa
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club #6608

Originally from: Tolleson, AZ

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
14

What was your most memorable CMN fundraising experience?
Being locked up in a cage until I raised enough money to get out. It was very exciting and rewarding because I hit my goal!

Why do you give?
I give to give back to the community—you never know when you will need the help!

What is your connection with Phoenix Children’s Hospital?
My family has been treated there.

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Full Name: Brian
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club #6608 

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
8

What was your first CMN fundraising experience?
I received a $100 donation from a member who had a relative in the Hospital at the time.

Why do you give?
Because I enjoy helping others!

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Full Name: Peggy
Phoenix, AZ
Sam’s Club #6608

How many years have you worked at Sam’s Club?
23 years

What was your first CMN Fundraising experience like?
Through Sam’s Club

What was your most memorable CMN fundraising experience?
Anything and everything we can do to fundraise money for the CMN and PCH

Why do you give?
I give because of my granddaughter Aly. And because of how much PCH has helped her and our family. She makes me so happy.

Any other comments?
My family and I love PCH and will continue to do what we can. Thank you for a great tour filled with love. I love having our campaign kickoff right here at PCH!! Best place 🙂

For the next 35 days Walmart and Sam’s Club Associates across the country are putting an ask to customers, members and associates to give back to their local CMN Hospital. To help children and families in your community, donate at your local Sam’s Club or Walmart today.