Company funds organizations in Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 17, 2011 – On the sixth day of its “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $90,000 to nine nonprofits that are aiding those in crisis situations of abuse, violence and neglect. 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: Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas.
“In times of personal crisis, we all look for support to help us return to a healthy situation,” said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. “The organizations we’re helping today provide not only material assistance, but also dignity to help women, men and children move toward brighter, happier futures.”
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 sixth day of giving highlights organizations that provide safety, protection and support to men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence, abuse, job loss and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The organizations being spotlighted today include:
|Nonprofit Name||City||State||Grant Amount|
|Advocates Against Family Violence||Caldwell||Idaho||$10,000|
|Destiny's Village for Domestic Violence||Pasadena||Texas||$10,000|
|Elgin Community Crisis Center||Elgin||Ill.||$10,000|
|Hogar Teresa Todas||Loiza||Puerto Rico||$10,000|
|S.A.F.E. House NV||Henderson||Nev.||$10,000|
|Salvation Army Single Women's Lodge||Memphis||Tenn.||$10,000|
|Seton Home||San Antonio||Texas||$10,000|
|Women's Center of Wake County, Inc||Raleigh||N.C.||$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.