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December 6, 2019 By Dan Bartlett, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs The holidays are a time for giving, so it’s appropriate to share Walmart’s latest gift to the people of its hometown. Walmart is donating 75 acres of land to be developed into a park at the intersection of SW 8th and I Streets in Bentonville, Ark. When combined with a…
Dec. 3, 2019 By Elizabeth Walker, Walmart Corporate Affairs This past summer, Walmart partnered with actress and advocate Jennifer Garner to issue a challenge to Walmart associates: You’re already doing awesome things in your communities – now showcase those awesome things on social media.Every day, Walmart associates make a difference for…
Nov. 27, 2019 By Janey Whiteside, EVP and Walmart Chief Customer Officer Walmart has an amazing story to tell. We, in many ways, represent America.One hundred and sixty million customers shop with us each week. And 1.4 million associates make our more than 4,700 stores tick every single day. What we all do together fuels communities across the…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 11, 2019 — To celebrate Veterans Day, Walmart further cemented its commitment to service members and their families with announcements on the company’s military spouse initiative and veteran hiring commitment. Since launching the Military Spouse Career Connection (MSCC) on Veterans Day 2018, Walmart has hired more than…
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 29, 2019 — Inspired by the cultural significance of candles in commemorating important moments, the focal point of the permanent memorial honoring the victims and survivors of the August 3 tragedy at the Cielo Vista Walmart will be a Grand Candela – 22 individual perforated aluminum arcs grouped together into one, single…
Calif., Oct. 29, 2019 — The Walmart Foundation has committed $250,000 in cash grants to support nonprofits providing relief efforts to residents and first responders impacted by the numerous wildfires in California.The commitment will support organizations engaged in responding to impacted communities, including the American Red Cross, Salvation…
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 23, 2019 — Walmart today announced it will award up to $1.5 million in matching grants to eligible El Paso non-profits through two local initiatives. The first component of the company’s commitment is a match up to $1 million for funds raised during the El Paso Giving campaign launching Nov. 7 and culminating on El Paso Giving…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 10, 2019 — In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina, South Carolina and the Bahamas, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.org are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations for relief and recovery.The commitment will support organizations that are helping meet the needs of those…
NEW DELHI, India, August 27, 2019 — Deepening its commitment to improving farmer livelihoods in India, the Walmart Foundation today announced $4.8 million (approximately Rs. 34 crores) in grants to Digital Green and TechnoServe to enable programs that help smallholder farmers have access to agriculture technology, training on sustainable farmer…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., August 7, 2019 — In response to the tragic event in El Paso on Saturday, Walmart is committing $400,000 in direct cash grants to support local community foundations that have set up funds for those impacted by the tragedy.To address the urgent need of support, Walmart is providing cash donations to the El Paso Community…
Dear associates: Last week, our Walmart family suffered two separate acts of violence. It is difficult to find a word strong enough to describe the way we feel. We’re feeling a wide range of emotions – shock, anger, grief. We are also feeling gratitude for the first responders in El Paso and Southaven and proud of the way our fellow associates…
BANGKOK, Thailand, June 11, 2019 — International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.Thailand is a source, transit and destination…