Walmart Gives $150,000 to 15 Nonprofits Supporting Health on the 11th Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign

 Walmart Gives $150,000 to 15 Nonprofits Supporting Health on the 11th Day of
                     "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee,
Utah and Virginia

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 20, 2012

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 11th day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $150,000 to 15
nonprofits that are providing medical and emotional support to people in need
in their local communities. One of the winning organizations, The Learning
Center for Families, provides family support services to vulnerable pregnant
women, infants and toddlers. The organization helps children with
developmental delays and teaches low income families better parenting skills.

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: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and
Virginia.

"Medical attention and emotional support can be difficult to obtain for those
in need, yet both are essential to nurturing healthy futures year round and
especially during the holiday season," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president
of the Walmart Foundation. "Today, we're honored to support nonprofit
organizations that are providing these basic services to people in their local
communities."

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 "Shaping Healthier Futures"
include:

Nonprofit Name                               City           State Grant Amount
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation             Wynnewood      PA    $10,000
Bethel Free Health Clinic                    Biloxi         MS    $10,000
Brent's Place                                Aurora         CO    $10,000
Clinica Luz Del Mundo                        Oakland Park   FL    $10,000
Community Dental Care of Claremont           Claremont      NH    $10,000
Fairy Godmother Project                      Fredericksburg VA    $10,000
Health Ministry of the Southern Tier         Corning        NY    $10,000
Good Shepherd Free Health Clinic of Muskogee Muskogee       OK    $10,000
McCreary Christian Center                    Whitley City   KY    $10,000
Moffitt Cancer Center                        Tampa          FL    $10,000
Special Kids                                 Murfreesboro   TN    $10,000
The Free Clinic of Rome                      Rome           GA    $10,000
The Learning Center for Families             Saint George   UT    $10,000
Toledo/Lucas County CareNet                  Toledo         OH    $10,000
Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center         Chattanooga    TN    $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
foundation.walmart.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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