Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Led by Extraordinary Volunteers on the Third Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday

Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Led by Extraordinary Volunteers on the
              Third Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from North Carolina, Maine, New York,
Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Maryland and New Jersey

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 12, 2012

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --On the third day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $150,000 to 10
nonprofits that are led by individuals who have taken an extraordinary action
to lend ahelping hand to those in need in their local communities. One of the
winning organizations, Mentor's Project of Bibb County, serves its community
by matching mentors with at-risk student proteges. Led by June O'Neal, they
work with these children in every way possible by finding them homes,
collecting food, clothing, school supplies and finding assistance for their
families' utility bills.

Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to
140 organizations across the country that are providing basic needs and
services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Organizations
receiving grants today are featured on Walmart's Live Better tab on Facebook.
The organizations serve communities in: North Carolina, Maine, New York,
Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Maryland and New Jersey.

"Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and
selfless actions to help their neighbors," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell,
president of the Walmart Foundation. "The organizations we are supporting
today all have incredible individuals behind them, who have given selflessly
to make their local community better and we are honored to support them this
holiday season."

Walmart's November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677
nominations from Facebook users who submitted descriptions of each nonprofit's
impact in its local community. Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart
associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart
Foundation selected the winning organizations.

The organizations being spotlighted today for "Lending a Helping Hand"
include:

Nonprofit Name                         City         State Grant Amount
Andrew's Wishes                        Locust       NC    $15,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor Bangor       ME    $15,000
Todd's Fund                            Skaneateles  NY    $15,000
Mama J's Helping Hand                  Sneads Ferry NC    $15,000
Mentors Project of Bibb County         Macon        GA    $15,000
Shoe Giver of Tampa                    Tampa        FL    $15,000
Foster Care Closet                     Lincoln      NE    $15,000
Live Oak Clinic of Brazosport          Clute        TX    $15,000
Mackenzie's Place                      Damascus     MD    $15,000
Your Grandmother's Cupboard            Phillipsburg NJ    $15,000

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better
through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally,
Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it
serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving:
Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women's
Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight
against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015.
To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in
need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit
foundation.walmart.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Website: http://walmartstores.com
Contact: Tara Raddohl, Walmart, +1-800-331-0085, news.walmart.com/reporter