Walmart announces first 10 winners of "12 Days of Giving" campaign
December 12, 2012
The Walmart Foundation recently announced the first 10 winners of its "12 Days of Giving Campaign,"
which will grant 140 nonprofits more than $1.5 million in the next 12 days. On the first day of the campaign, 10 organizations received a total of $100,000 for their efforts in alleviating childhood hunger.
Support for seniors is the focus of the second day's grants, followed by honoring volunteers, recognizing the face of hunger, building a brighter future for children, supporting the military and veterans, providing lifelong training for long-term employment, helping communities recover from disasters, offering shelter for the homeless, fighting hunger, administering medical and emotional support to those in need and supplying warmth through clothing and cash donations.
This year, Walmart's Facebook participants nominated more than 21,677 nonprofits for the grants, which is four times the total submitted the year before, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation, said in a recent press release.
"We were inspired by the support from thousands of people around the country who took the time to nominate organizations they felt needed assistance this holiday season," Burwell added. "By helping us to identify those organizations doing great work, we will be able to make an impact in the local communities that need it most."
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