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Typically, what defines us is not always what people see on the surface. And when you peel back the layers to Vicki Smith’s life, you’ll first find a doting mother.Vicki and her partner, Janet, have been together for almost 30 years. They have two children: Sam who is 16, adopted from Guatemala, and Mattie who is 15, adopted from…
If you’ve ever seen a dad at one of those father-daughter dances, then you’ve probably seen him dressed in his Sunday’s best with eyes glowing with pride. There is nowhere else he’d rather be.But this only gives us a small glimpse into the depth of a father’s love.When we hear the stories of Broddrick (aka Tray) Ruffin and Jake Webb,…
Cake. It’s a must-have item at any big celebration. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or homecoming party, you just gotta have cake. And at Sam’s Club, you can have your cake and eat it too. In our clubs, the months of April, May and June are known for having some of the highest volume of cake orders—from sheet cakes to cupcakes. You…
No matter where you are, communication is power. And for Skyla Marvin, what you do with that power can change perceptions and strengthen lives. "If you need help, ask for it," said Skyla Marvin, a member specialty manager at a Sam’s Club in Colorado. "There is a lot of power in talking to people and having open communication. It can…
Maxine Hartley is a first-generation Laotian American born and raised in Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas and now works at the Sam’s Club home office in Arkansas. This is her home.We recently had the opportunity to talk with Maxine about her experiences with inclusion at Sam’s Club, how she’s had continuing…
Mommy! Mother! Ma! Mama! Mum! Mom! Listen, Linda…No matter what they call you or how persistent they are trying to get your attention with something seemingly unimportant, a mother’s love can move mountains for their kids. Just ask some of our Sam’s Club moms who are making a difference…
Words matter. And so do actions. That’s why these two Sam’s Club associates want to transform the future for their families and friends, while helping us all understand everyone has a story that’s more than meets the eye...
Coming to work at a Walmart store, Sam’s Club, Walmart distribution or fulfillment center is about more than just having a job – it’s about building a career. We’re focused on providing a ladder of opportunity so people can build a career at Walmart, no matter where they start.
She chose door number 3, and it’s changed her life – and her son’s life – forever. See, Tawanda Baker could have given up hope. A Sam’s Club associate and single mother who received news that her young son had Leukemia. Times were tough, she was struggling to rent a place to live and emotions were obviously escalating. But Tawanda had a goal.
My eyes weren’t fully open to the significance of some of my job responsibilities until I met Mr. Pitts. “We’re experiencing history in the making. These are unprecedented times. This year is one for the books.” These are all things we’ve heard, but they officially sunk in while I gave him his first COVID vaccine.
The paths they paved in life may be unique to them, but their perseverance and humility are helping write the roadmap to success for generations of women to come. “Treat everyone like they are your mother, father, son or daughter because they are to someone,” said Kristie Wagner, Club Manager in Dublin, Ohio, she said adding we all…
Thank you for being a friend. Those simple words from the theme song of one of her favorite shows sum up her motivation and drive to be better for her family and others.“My motivation every day is to take what I learned from the past, whether it was good or bad,” said Lindsey Williams, adding she never wants to stop improving on…

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