Customers can now round up purchases as coin shortage hits U.S.
The initial campaign featured $1, $2, $5 and open donation options, but with the national coin shortage, stores have been running low on pennies, dimes and quarters during the campaign.
In an effort to fulfill their commitment to #HelpKidsLiveBetter, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates are changing tactics, asking customers to Round Up at both stores beginning Monday, July 20. The Round Up campaign is a simple and easy way to raise funds and hold on to extra coins during the shortage. Customers round up their total to the nearest dollar and donate the difference, eliminating the need for change.
Walmart.com and the Walmart App will also keep their Round Up option through July 31. All funds raised stay local to help sick and injured children in UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s 33-county service area.
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.