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Costco Wholesale, headquartered in Issaquah, WA (US) and Ottawa, ON (Canada), has raised more than $240 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1988. Currently, over 600 Costco locations in participate in a fundraising campaign for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Every May, Costco participates in a month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign at all warehouses in the United States and Canada. The annual Miracle Balloon Campaign is the primary source of the fundraising effort made by Costco and its partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Members are invited to make a donation at the time of checkout and encouraged to write their names on the balloons, which are often displayed at the front of the warehouse. Regional golf tournaments, a corporate match, and other creative fundraising activities increase the fundraising total.