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Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” Facebook Campaign Sparks Holiday Spirit Across the U.S. through $1.5 Million in Grants to 140 Nonprofits

On the “First Day of Giving” Walmart Gives $100,000 to Organizations Feeding Hungry Children

“The number of nominations from around the country this year was truly extraordinary—nearly four times as many nominations as last year’s campaign,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. “We were inspired by the support from thousands of people around the country who took the time to nominate organizations they felt needed assistance this holiday season. By helping us to identify those organizations doing great work, we will be able to make an impact in the local communities that need it most.”

Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart Foundation selected the winning organizations that focus on providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing as well as services such as medical care and job training. The winners have been organized into categories to be announced on each of the “12 Days” and will be spotlighted on the Live Better tab on Walmart’s Facebook page daily through Dec. 21:

  • Day 1: Feeding Our Children
  • Day 2: Supporting Our Seniors
  • Day 3: Honoring Those Who Give (Volunteers)
  • Day 4: Recognizing the Face of Hunger
  • Day 5: Building a Brighter Future (Children)
  • Day 6: Supporting our Military and Veterans
  • Day 7: Fueling Lifelong Careers (Job Training)
  • Day 8: Helping Communities Rebuild (Disaster Relief)
  • Day 9: Providing Shelter
  • Day 10: Fighting Hunger
  • Day 11: Shaping Healthier Futures (Medical & Emotional Support)
  • Day 12: Providing Warmth to Our Neighbors (Clothing Donations)

The organizations being honored today include:

Nonprofit Name City State Grant Amount
Angels of Action Big Rapids Mich. $10,000.00
Bags of Hope Central Florida Longwood Fla. $10,000.00
Blessings in a Backpack – Blackshear Elementary Houston Texas $10,000.00
Community Services Clearinghouse Inc. Fort Smith Ark. $10,000.00
Community’s Child Lomita Calif. $10,000.00
Feed Lucas County Children Toledo Ohio $10,000.00
Help 4 Kids Murrells Inlet S.C. $10,000.00
Kids Food Basket Grand Rapids Mich. $10,000.00
Three Square Food Bank Las Vegas Nev. $10,000.00
Westmoreland Community Action Greensburg Pa. $10,000.00

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.

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