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

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

 

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