Dec. 3, 2019
By Elizabeth Walker, Walmart Corporate Affairs
This past summer, Walmart partnered with actress and advocate Jennifer Garner to issue a challenge to Walmart associates: You’re already doing awesome things in your communities – now showcase those awesome things on social media.
Every day, Walmart associates make a difference for nonprofit organizations or other members of their communities. From volunteering at schools to serving community meals at their churches, our associates bring light into the places they live and work. For the Walmart Associate Challenge, they were asked to tell us about these moments highlighting the difference our associates make in their neighborhoods. The 25 associates who demonstrated the most creative approaches to this challenge would get the opportunity to work with Walmart to recommend a nonprofit to receive a $10,000 grant.
Walmart is a part of about 11,000 neighborhoods around the globe. Walmart associates are diverse and creative, and so were their acts of good. All over the world, associates posted their acts of good in support of other people and organizations.
In the United Kingdom, Asda associate Sharon Kingwood shared how she volunteered all night at Kirkwood Hospice (and stayed awake 24 hours – wow!) while her family walked 10 miles and raised £1000 for the organization. The hospice had a special meaning for Sharon: It was where her father had spent his final days. Sharon wanted to do something special for the place that had given her family comfort and peace, and she wanted to tell the world what a difference the hospice had made in her life.