Walmart Gives $170,000 to Eight Nonprofits on the 10th Day of Holiday Facebook Campaign

 Company funds organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Montana, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 21, 2011 – On the 10th day of its “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $170,000 to eight nonprofits with remarkable volunteers who have lent a helping hand to members of their community who need it most. 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, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Montana, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

“Our nation’s nonprofit organizations are fueled by countless volunteers who help make a difference in our communities by giving their time,” said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. “The nonprofits receiving grants today were nominated for funding by their wonderful volunteers—we want to say thanks to all the volunteers who are giving their time this holiday to make the season brighter for so many families.”

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 10th day of giving highlights organizations with volunteers who go above and beyond to assist children, families and other members of the community in difficult situations by providing clothing, school supplies, fresh groceries and nutritious meals, safe shelters, and even children’s Christmas gifts. The organizations being spotlighted today include:

Nonprofit Name  City State Grant Amount
Cradles to Crayons  West Conshohocken  Pa. $20,000.00
Food & Friends Washington D.C.  $20,000.00
Foster Care Support Foundation  Roswell Ga. $20,000.00
Master's Manna, Inc. Wallingford Conn.  $20,000.00
Missoula Food Bank Missoula Mont.  $20,000.00
The Delores Project Denver Colo. $20,000.00
The Salvation Army of Talladega Talladega Ala. $20,000.00
The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command Little Rock Ark.  $20,000.00

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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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.