Walmart Gives $150,000 to 15 Nonprofits Supporting Health on the 11th Day...

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


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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 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.

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