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Walmart Gives $70,000 to 14 Nonprofits Providing Warm Clothing on the 12th Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign



Walmart Gives $70,000 to 14 Nonprofits Providing Warm Clothing on the 12th Day
                   of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from Alabama, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Vermont, Virginia and Washington

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 21, 2012

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 12th day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign,  Walmart is awarding $70,000 to 14
nonprofits that provide warm clothing to those in need in their local
communities. One of the winning organizations, Assistance League of Yuma,
serves its community by using proceeds from their thrift store to provide
clothing, shoes, hats and more to children in need.  Operation School Bell
allows the organization to bring groups of students from rural schools twice a
year to get clothing.

Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart has awarded 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: Alabama, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

"As temperatures drop, many people lack the resources to buy clothes to keep
themselves and their families warm throughout the winter," said Sylvia Mathews
Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. "The local organizations
selected today are meeting this need in their communities with donations of
cold-weather essentials such as socks, coats and gloves."

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 "Providing Warmth to Our
Neighbors" include:

Nonprofit Name                                 City         State Grant Amount
Assistance League of Albuquerque               Albuquerque  NM    $5,000
Big House Foundation                           Opelika      AL    $5,000
Carrie's Kids                                  Bismarck     ND    $5,000
Clothes for Kids                               Lynnwood     WA    $5,000
Dream Center Peoria                            Peoria       IL    $5,000
Erie Uplink                                    Erie         CO    $5,000
Fair Haven Concerned                           Fair Haven   VT    $5,000
Goodie Two Shoes Foundation                    Las Vegas    NV    $5,000
Mohawk Valley School District 17 (The          Roll         AZ    $5,000
Assistance League of Yuma)
100 Good Women                                 Lawrence     KS    $5,000
Operation Coal Christmas                       Pound        VA    $5,000
The Salvation Army of East Chicago             East Chicago IN    $5,000
Shoes That Fit                                 Claremont    CA    $5,000
Southwestern Clothes Closet                    Hanover      IN    $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
foundation.walmart.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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