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Walmart Gives $125,000 to 17 Nonprofits on the Second Day of Holiday Facebook Campaign

 
 

Company Funds Organizations in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second day of its "12 Days of Giving" Facebook campaign, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is awarding $125,000 to 17 nonprofits that are building a brighter future for children across the country. Over twelve consecutive days, the company 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, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

"Our Facebook campaign led us to so many organizations that are empowering our next generation this holiday season and year-round," said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. "We believe that children are our brightest hope for the future, and the organizations that we are honoring today share that belief."

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 organizations that are building a brighter future for children and being spotlighted today include:


Nonprofit Name

City

State

Grant Amount

Atlanta Diaper Relief

Douglasville

Ga.

$5,000

Community's Child

Lomita

Calif.

$5,000

Detroit Area Diaper Bank

Canton

Mich.

$5,000

diaperLove

Knoxville

Tenn.

$5,000

Eastside Baby Corner

Issaquah

Wash.

$5,000

Erica Rae's Kids

Aurora

Colo.

$10,000

Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger

Fergus Falls

Minn.

$5,000

Hope Haven of Hancock County, Inc.

Waveland

Miss

$10,000

Lexington Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Lexington

S.C.

$5,000

New Haven Diaper Bank

New Haven

Conn.

$5,000

New Hope Children's Clinic

New Hope

Ala.

$25,000

The Children's Lunchbox

Anchorage

Alaska

$5,000

The Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah

Cedar City

Utah

$10,000

The Goshen Project, Inc.

Logan

W. Va.

$5,000

The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Richboro

Pa.

$5,000

The Green Angels

Palmyra

N.Y.

$5,000

Youth Emergency Service (YES) of YSI in Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Pa.

$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.

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.

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