Sam’s Club Grants Wishes For Families in Need

NFL Players' Wives and Salvation Army employees gather for a picture at Sam's Club of Philadelphia

The wish lists of 200 families in need were fulfilled on Thursday, December 8, during Sam’s Club’s fifth annual Dream Drive.

The generous retailer, in collaboration with The Salvation Army and the Off the Field professional football players’ wives association, made the nationwide event possible by donating $200,000 to families in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Charlotte. That’s $1,000 per family!

Each qualifying family requested anything they could want or need from the store, including toys, personal items, household goods, and clothing. Once the wish lists were compiled, the NFL wives were responsible for budgeting and buying at Friday’s event. Many of the struggling families wanted the basics while others wanted only to provide Christmas for their children. With limitless options at Sam’s Club stores, the shopping spree wasn’t lacking!

Pushing gigantic carts and calculating the math, the NFL wives scratched off items on their family’s wish list. Several wives went above and beyond by personally donating a few extra items from the Sam’s Club shelves to their designated family.

Santa’s helpers (i.e. Salvation Army employees and volunteers) were on site to wrap the gifts as soon as they were purchased.

The Dream Drive has become an annual tradition at Christmas time and we are so grateful for Sam’s Club’s generous support of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign; helping us “fill the need” during this Christmas season and throughout the year to come.

Thanks to our friends at Sam’s Club and the support of the NFL wives association, 200 families will have an amazing Christmas holiday! Thank you Sam’s Club!

NFL players' wives in Baltimore get ready to shop!

Picking out gifts at Sam's Club in Philadelphia.

Salvation Army employees were on site to wrap the gifts for the families in need.