Area Costco locations raise $1,180,733 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Costco team members in the local Depot during fundraising campaign

Area Costco locations raise $1,180,733 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital

(SACRAMENTO)

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s (CMN) partner, Costco, once again delivered on its promise to change kids’ health. The company’s Month of Miracles campaign generated $1,180,733 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis Children's Hospital and CMN leadership provided support to Costco team members, as did local community members like Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

A total of 17 Costco locations from Redding to Tracy raised funds through the purchase of Miracle Balloons. The annual event was a success despite the COVID-19 pandemic, raising even more money than in 2020. Area Costcos saw a 5.8% increase year over year, even with two less warehouses participating in the local market. Chico Costco raised the most funds this year and claimed the number four spot in the country.

Employees maintained a focus on safety, including face coverings and register plexiglass, but remained committed to engaging with customers to help them understand that kids can’t wait. Donations support a full range of children’s services including research, education and clinical care.

Costco participates in this month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign at all warehouses in the United States and Canada. The annual campaign is the company’s primary fundraising effort for CMN. Costco Wholesale has raised more than $464 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1987. Currently, more than 600 Costco locations participate in this fundraising campaign.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children’s surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.