Walmart Gives $100,000 to 10 Nonprofits Helping People Overcome Personal
Hardship on the Fourth Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign
Walmart awards grants to organizations from Virginia, District of Columbia,
South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming, Hawaii, West Virginia, Illinois, Washington
and New York
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the fourth day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart (NYSE: WMT)is awarding $100,000 to
10 nonprofits, who were nominated with compelling stories of personal hardship
that help to put a face on hunger in our communities. One of the winning
organizations, Cover 3 Foundation, was founded in 2009 by Greg Scott who
experienced hunger firsthand as a child. Scott started the foundation in his
hometown to make a difference in children's lives and it now provides free
meals and snacks to thousands of children every day.
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: Virginia, District of Columbia, South
Carolina, Texas, Wyoming, Hawaii, West Virginia, Illinois, Washington and New
"We received compelling stories of individuals going out of their way to
volunteer time and resources, often as a way to give back to an organization
that helped them during a time of need," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell,
president of the Walmart Foundation. "Through our grants we want to support
the organizations around the country that have had a profound effect on their
neighbors in need."
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 in the category of "Recognizing the
Face of Hunger" include:
Nonprofit Name City State Grant Amount
Cover 3 Foundation Franklin VA $10,000
Food & Friends Washington DC $10,000
Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach SC $10,000
Isaiah 58 Big Spring TX $10,000
Laramie Soup Kitchen Laramie WY $10,000
Mokuaikaua Food Pantry Kailua Kona HI $10,000
Fountain of Life Outreach Center Fairmont WV $10,000
The Salvation Army of Rockford Rockford IL $10,000
Thurston County Food Bank Olympia WA $10,000
Joshua's Eternal Journey Bethpage NY $10,000
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
SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Contact: Tara Raddohl, Walmart, 1-800-331-0085, news.walmart.com/reporter
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