Walmart Gives $150,000 to 15 Nonprofits Supporting Health on the 11th Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 20, 2012 – On the 11th day of its “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $150,000 to 15 nonprofits that are providing medical and emotional support to people in need in their local communities. One of the winning organizations, The Learning Center for Families, provides family support services to vulnerable pregnant women, infants and toddlers.  The organization helps children with developmental delays and teaches low income families better parenting skills. 

Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to 140 organizations across the country that are providing basic needs and services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Organizations receiving grants today are featured on Walmart’s Live Better tab on Facebook. The organizations serve communities in: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

“Medical attention and emotional support can be difficult to obtain for those in need, yet both are essential to nurturing healthy futures year round and especially during the holiday season,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. “Today, we’re honored to support nonprofit organizations that are providing these basic services to people in their local communities.” 

Walmart’s November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677 nominations from Facebook users who submitted descriptions of each nonprofit’s impact in its local community. Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart Foundation selected the winning organizations. 

The organizations being spotlighted today for “Shaping Healthier Futures” include: 

Nonprofit Name

City

State

Grant Amount

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Wynnewood

PA

$10,000

Bethel Free Health Clinic

Biloxi

MS

$10,000

Brent’s Place

Aurora

CO

$10,000

Clinica Luz Del Mundo

Oakland Park

FL

$10,000

Community Dental Care of Claremont

Claremont

NH

$10,000

Fairy Godmother Project

Fredericksburg

VA

$10,000

Health Ministry of the Southern Tier

Corning

NY

$10,000

Good Shepherd Free Health Clinic of Muskogee

Muskogee

OK

$10,000

McCreary Christian Center

Whitley City

KY

$10,000

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa

FL

$10,000

Special Kids

Murfreesboro

TN

$10,000

The Free Clinic of Rome

Rome

GA

$10,000

The Learning Center for Families

Saint George

UT

$10,000

Toledo/Lucas County CareNet

Toledo

OH

$10,000

Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center

Chattanooga

TN

$10,000

About Philanthropy at Walmart 
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.