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|
|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|
|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|