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Walmart Gives $90,000 to Nine Nonprofits on the Sixth Day of Holiday Facebook Campaign

 
 

Company funds organizations in Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the sixth day of its "12 Days of Giving" Facebook campaign, Walmart is awarding $90,000 to nine nonprofits that are aiding those in crisis situations of abuse, violence and neglect. 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, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas.

"In times of personal crisis, we all look for support to help us return to a healthy situation," said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. "The organizations we're helping today provide not only material assistance, but also dignity to help women, men and children move toward brighter, happier futures."

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 sixth day of giving highlights organizations that provide safety, protection and support to men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence, abuse, job loss and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The organizations being spotlighted today include:

Nonprofit Name

City

State

Grant Amount

Advocates Against Family Violence

Caldwell

Idaho

$10,000.00

Destiny's Village for Domestic Violence

Pasadena

Texas

$10,000.00

Elgin Community Crisis Center

Elgin

Ill.

$10,000.00

Hogar Teresa Todas

Loiza

Puerto Rico

$10,000.00

Penelope House

Mobile

Ala.

$10,000.00

S.A.F.E House NV

Henderson

Nev.

$10,000.00

Salvation Army Single Women's Lodge

Memphis

Tenn.

$10,000.00

Seton Home

San Antonio

Texas

$10,000.00

Women's Center of Wake County, Inc.

Raleigh

N.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.

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.

SOURCE Walmart Foundation

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