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

Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:00am EST

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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
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