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

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Walmart Gives $150,000 to 15 Nonprofits Supporting Health on the 11th Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign08:00 EST Thursday, December 20, 2012Walmart awards grants to organizations from Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and VirginiaBENTONVILLE, 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 NameCityStateGrant AmountAlex's Lemonade Stand FoundationWynnewoodPA$10,000Bethel Free Health ClinicBiloxiMS$10,000Brent's PlaceAuroraCO$10,000Clinica Luz Del MundoOakland ParkFL$10,000Community Dental Care of ClaremontClaremont NH$10,000Fairy Godmother ProjectFredericksburgVA$10,000Health Ministry of the Southern TierCorningNY$10,000Good Shepherd Free Health Clinic of MuskogeeMuskogeeOK$10,000McCreary Christian CenterWhitley CityKY$10,000Moffitt Cancer CenterTampaFL$10,000Special KidsMurfreesboroTN$10,000The Free Clinic of RomeRomeGA$10,000The Learning Center for FamiliesSaint GeorgeUT$10,000Toledo/Lucas County CareNetToledoOH$10,000Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects CenterChattanoogaTN$10,000About 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.For further information: Tara Raddohl, Walmart, 1-800-331-0085, news.walmart.com/reporter