Walmart Gives $150,000 to 15 Nonprofits Supporting Health on the 11th Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20121220:nPnDA32841 Walmart awards grants to organizations from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tara Raddohl, Walmart, 1-800-331-0085, news.walmart.com/reporter