Company funds organizations in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington D.C.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 22, 2011 – On the 11th day of its “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $120,000 to 12 nonprofits that are doing it all to support those in need. These 12 nonprofits help provide food, shelter, clothes, financial aid and a welcoming environment for those in surrounding communities. 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, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington D.C.
“It was clear from the nominations to our 12 Days of Giving campaign that there are organizations in communities around the country that truly do it all,” said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. “From shelter and daycare to soup kitchens and healthcare, the organizations we’re supporting today are providing numerous services under one roof to assure no need goes unmet.”
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 11th day of giving highlights organizations that are doing whatever it takes to support their communities by providing basic necessities, financial assistance and emotional support to those in need. Among those being helped are college students, addicts, children, mothers, the homeless and low income families. The organizations being spotlighted today include:
|Nonprofit Name||City||State||Grant Amount|
|Baabun Nasr, Inc.||Philadelphia||Pa.||$10,000.00|
|Burning Bush Community Development Organization||Ypsilanti||Mich.||$10,000.00|
|Help of Southern Nevada||Las Vegas||Nev.||$10,000.00|
|Mobile Loaves and Fishes||Austin||Pa.||$10,000.00|
|Saint Vincent de Paul Society (St. Agatha Church Branch)||Woonsocket||R.I.||$10,000.00|
|Sojourner House at PathStone||Rochester||N.Y.||$10,000.00|
|Spirit Rising||West Point||Va.||$10,000.00|
|The Caring Center||Lebanon||Ind.||$10,000.00|
|The One, Inc.||Little Rock||Ark.||$10,000.00|
|The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command||Washington||D.C.||$10,000.00|
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