Walmart Gives $120,000 to 14 Nonprofits Supporting Children on the Fifth Day
of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign
Walmart awards grants to organizations from Vermont, California, Texas,
Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Georgia and
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 14, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --On the fifth day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $120,000 to 14
nonprofits that are creating a better future for children across the country.
One of the winning organizations, Para Los Ninos, serves its community by
providing high-quality education integrated with family support, mental health
services and community engagement opportunities to thousands of children
living in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.
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: Vermont, California, Texas, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
"Building a better tomorrow starts with our children, yet 22 percent of kids
in the U.S. live in poverty," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the
Walmart Foundation. "Through education, nourishment, mentorship, clothing and
shelter, the organizations honored today are helping children community by
community achieve a brighter future. We're honored to help support their
mission with grants 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 "Building a Better Future"
Nonprofit Name City State Grant Amount
Addison County Parent/Child Center Middlebury VT $10,000
Bags4kids California City CA $10,000
College Forward Austin TX $10,000
Greencastle Police Department Permanent Greencastle IN $10,000
Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center Kalamazoo MI $10,000
LIFT-Chicago Chicago IL $10,000
Nashville State Community College Nashville TN $10,000
Para Los Ninos Los Angeles CA $10,000
Positive Tomorrows Oklahoma City OK $10,000
Project Linus of East Tennessee Harriman TN $5,000
Project Night Light Moorhead MN $10,000
The Detroit Area Diaper Bank Canton MI $5,000
The Diaper Bank of Greater Atlanta Kennesaw GA $5,000
The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank Richboro PA $5,000
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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