Walmart Gives $85,000 to 11 Nonprofits on the Fourth Day of Holiday Facebook Campaign

Company funds organizations in Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota Washington and Washington D.C.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 15, 2011 – On the fourth day of its “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $85,000 to 11 nonprofits that provide clothing to those in need. Over twelve consecutive days, 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: Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Washington and Washington D.C.

“It’s necessary for families to have access to warm clothing and many families’ wish lists for the holiday season include essentials like socks, coats and gloves,” said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. “The organizations we are honoring today make these wishes come true, keeping families warm this holiday season by providing clothes to those in-need.”

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 fourth day of giving highlights organizations that gather and distribute free and discounted clothing such as coats, shoes, work attire, socks, gloves and other necessities to children, low income families and the homeless. The organizations being spotlighted today include:

 

Nonprofit Name City State Grant Amount
Caring Closet (First United Methodist Church)  Fargo N.D. $7,500.00
Clean Socks Hope, Inc Corydon Ind. $10,000.00
Give Your Sole Corona Calif. $7,500.00
Goodwill of Greater Washington Washington  D.C. $7,500.00
Grays Harbor Community Clothing Bank Aberdeen Wash.. $7,500.00
In Jacob's Shoes (the Jacob S. Zweig Foundation)  Pompano Beach  Fla. $7,500.00
In The Image Grand Rapids Mich. $7,500.00
Lincoln Street School Exeter N.H. $7,500.00
Mother to Mother Ministry of NWA Bentonville  Ark. $7,500.00
Shoes That Fit Claremont  Calif. $7,500.00
The Charitable Union of Battle Creek Michigan Battle Creek  Mich. $7,500.00

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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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.