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Miracle Makers: Ms. Eppie, the Queen of Fundraising

Miracle Makers is a series of 30 stories from Walmart and Sam’s Club associates to celebrate the companies’ 30th anniversary of fundraising for CMN Hospitals

Ms. Eppie feels like giving is her mission.

While working at the self-checkout area of her Walmart in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, she took it upon herself to ask every single customer to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2017, her encouraging of customers gets a boost from a prompt on self-checkout screens asking customers and members to donate.

One year Ms. Eppie’s efforts raised an incredible $10,000 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her work and enthusiasm earned her the title “Queen of Fundraising.”

“I feel like this is what I’m supposed to do,” Ms. Eppie says. “I’m just glad to do it. I think everyone should have a giving nature.”

This particular cause is close to Ms. Eppie’s heart, especially since her grandson underwent an operation at a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

“I’ve always been a sucker for children,” Ms. Eppie says. “If we don’t take care of them, we have no future.”

Thanks to Ms. Eppie’s hard work and customers’ generosity, at the Walmart in Mt. Juliet, you’ll hear the near constant ringing of a bell, signaling another donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donate at your local Walmart today.