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Being raised in Southwest Detroit in the 1990s, I could define the relationship between the community and the criminal justice system in one word: traumatic. Growing up, I saw that each father, brother, sister or mother who entered the criminal justice system…
From fires to floods, and now Hurricane Ida, we believe in supporting the communities we call home. We are incredibly proud of our associates on the ground aiding those impacted by the hurricane. Together, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $10 million to support Hurricane Ida and other natural disaster response…
Many of the decisions we make at Walmart require us to ask a host of complicated questions. But occasionally, we find ourselves in a position to ask one simple question: How can we help?We’ve watched with the rest of the world as events unfold in Afghanistan. There are thousands of human lives at stake. They belong…
SANDTON, South Africa and BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22, 2021 — Underscoring the importance of both short-term and long-term solutions to address hunger and relief efforts related to the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Massmart are committing more than 13 million rand (over $880,000) in cash and in-kind donations to…
When I think about Chicago, courage, resilience and determination come to mind. I witnessed these traits during my visits to the city, especially over the past year. The effects of the worldwide health crisis…
On June 5, 2020, I sat at my desk and watched as Doug McMillon made a commitment to use Walmart’s scale and resources to address the drivers of systemic racism in society and accelerate change in the national social systems. As a 20-year associate, and a Black…
Walmart has more than 2.2 million associates across the globe. Think about that for a moment. The size of our associate population, which helps our customers save money and live better, means we need millions of best-in-class associates – marketers, technologists, supply chain experts and even…
Central to our mission at Walmart is helping people live better. That’s not just a statement – it’s a goal we work toward every day on behalf of our customers, members and communities. Helping people live better includes ensuring they have access to nutritious food, and for many people, that’s been a struggle…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 19, 2021 — With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts. As part of the commitment, funds will support…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2021 — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute $100 million over five years through a Center for Racial Equity to help address racial disparities in the U.S. in June 2020. Today, Walmart announced that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are distributing the first $14.3 million of that commitment in…
As we recognize the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who invested his life in making America more equitable for all people, it’s clear we have more work to do. His message of non-violent civic engagement remains highly relevant today…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 17, 2020 – The holidays are a time of giving, but they are also a time of great need. Food insecurity continues to plague families and individuals across the country with an estimated 1 in 6 people at risk of hunger as a result of COVID-19. This is compared to a pre-pandemic number of 1 in 9 struggling with food insecurity,…