Walmart Gives $100,000 to 10 Nonprofits Helping People Overcome Personal Hardship on...

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


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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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 York.


“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 foundation.walmart.com.

SOURCE  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Walmart Gives $100,000 to 10 Nonprofits Helping People Overcome Personal Hardship on the Fourth Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign