Walmart Gives $120,000 to 10 Nonprofits on the Third Day of Holiday Facebook Campaign

 Company funds organizations helping the senior population in California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 14, 2011 – On the third day of its “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $120,000 to 10 nonprofits that are caring for seniors. As part of its twelve consecutive days of giving, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to 145 organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Organizations being honored on the company's Facebook page today are serving communities in: California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.

"Our senior population plays an important role in our communities, sharing their wisdom and caring for future generations," said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. "The organizations that we are supporting today help us give back to those who have given us so much, providing assistance that helps seniors continue to lead fulfilling, independent lives."

Walmart’s call for nominations for its "12 Days of Giving" Facebook campaign resulted in more than 5,400 nominations from Facebook users who shared photos and short descriptions of a nonprofit’s impact in its local community. A panel from the Walmart Foundation reviewed submissions and selected nonprofits with a focus on organizations that are providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and baby supplies.

The third day of giving highlights organizations supporting the senior population by providing meals, transportation, financial services, medical and personal care, home repair, clothing and companionship. The organizations being spotlighted today include:

 

Nonprofit Name City State Grant Amount
Bryan County Retired Senior Volunteer Program  Durant Okla $10,000
Cincinnati Area Senior Services Cincinnati Ohio $10,000
Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver Denver Colo. $10,000
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCO) Baton Rouge La. $10,000
Family Services Association Moreno Valley Calif. $10,000
Holmes County Council on Aging, Inc. Millersburg Ohio $10,000
Merced Housing Texas San Antonio Texas $20,000
Parma Area Senior Citizen's Center Parma Idaho $30,000
SeniorCare Experts Louisville Ky. $10,000
When Help Can't Wait Martinez Ga. $10,000

 

Including this campaign, the Walmart Foundation is providing more than $19 million in grants this holiday season. Click here for a complete list of recipient organizations.

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About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.