Sam’s Club Donates $500,000 to The Salvation Army!

Sam’s Club, a well-known retail warehouse club with locations nationwide and long-standing supporter of The Salvation Army, has once again generously put forth their efforts at the local level to help us raise money.

For the last couple months, more than 150 of the participating clubs in the western division teamed up with their communities to support The Salvation Army- and they raised more than $500,000!

Fundraising methods varied by location but the creative juices were certainly flowing. Among the most inventive were on-site movie nights, bowling tournaments, garage sales, cookouts, dunk tanks, car shows, silent auctions, and bake sales. One location even built a jail cell that motivated managers to raise $50 to bail out their own employees!

Popcorn machines and kettle corn sales-delicious methods!

Helping the needy AND freshly grilled food? A worthwhile donation! A Sam's Club employee grills hot dogs and hamburgers for donors.

Is it just me or are employees of Sam's Club always smiling? :)

Although the fundraising methods differed, you can be sure that every event took place on location.

After the campaign ended, Sam’s Club employees wanted to celebrate their efforts. Participants traveled from all over the western region to meet in Kansas City for a volleyball tournament. Players received coaching from special guest Misty May Treanor, Olympic gold medalist volleyball champ.

A Salvation Army Officer kicks off the volleyball tournament in Kansas City.

Sam's Club volleyball team members gather with special guest and "coach" Misty May Treanor, Olympic Gold Medalist.

We are so thankful for our partnership with Sam’s Club and for all of our donors and Sam’s Club employees in the western division who helped make this fundraiser possible!

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