Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Led by Extraordinary Volunteers on the...

Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Led by Extraordinary Volunteers on the Third Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from North Carolina, Maine, New York, Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Maryland and New Jersey


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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On the third day of its
“12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $150,000 to 10
nonprofits that are led by individuals who have taken an extraordinary action to
lend a helping hand to those in need in their local communities. One of the
winning organizations, Mentor’s Project of Bibb County, serves its community by
matching mentors with at-risk student proteges. Led by June O’Neal, they work
with these children in every way possible by finding them homes, collecting
food, clothing, school supplies and finding assistance for their families’
utility bills.


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: North Carolina, Maine, New York, Georgia, Florida,
Nebraska, Texas, Maryland and New Jersey.


“Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and
selfless actions to help their neighbors,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell,
president of the Walmart Foundation. “The organizations we are supporting today
all have incredible individuals behind them, who have given selflessly to make
their local community better and we are honored to support them 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 “Lending a Helping Hand”
include:




























































Nonprofit
Name


City


State


Grant
Amount


Andrew’s
Wishes


Locust


NC


$15,000


Habitat
for Humanity of Greater Bangor


Bangor


ME


$15,000


Todd’s
Fund


Skaneateles


NY


$15,000


Mama
J’s Helping Hand


Sneads
Ferry


NC


$15,000


Mentors
Project of Bibb County


Macon


GA


$15,000


Shoe
Giver of Tampa


Tampa


FL


$15,000


Foster Care Closet


Lincoln


NE


$15,000


Live Oak
Clinic of Brazosport


Clute


TX


$15,000


Mackenzie’s Place


Damascus


MD


$15,000


Your Grandmother’s Cupboard


Phillipsburg


NJ


$15,000


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 $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Led by Extraordinary Volunteers on the Third Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign