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Walmart Launches “12 Days of Giving” Campaign
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012 7:43 PM

It takes just five minutes to make a nomination, but the impact can last a lifetime. That’s what John Gallina and Dale Beatty of Purple Heart Homes say of Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” Facebook program.

The organization was one of 5,400 nonprofits nominated and one of 145 selected in last year’s “12 Days of Giving” campaign.
Walmart has kicked off the 2012 “12 Days of Giving” campaign by calling on Facebook users to once again nominate the nonprofits that are making an impact in their local communities and need support.

Each of the “12 Days” will focus on a different giving theme, including hunger, military assistance and disaster relief.

Through Nov. 18, users can visit the Live Better tab on Walmart’s Facebook page to nominate a nonprofit providing basic needs in their communities. Here’s how it works:

Visitors nominate local organizations by submitting a 200-word description, including the nonprofit’s impact in its local community.
Participants also can submit photos illustrating how the nonprofit helps families make ends meet; a gallery on the page will highlight submissions throughout the campaign.

A panel from Walmart will review submissions and select the winners.

Grant recipients will be announced daily on Facebook and Twitter from Dec. 10 to Dec. 21.

During the 2012 “12 Days of Giving” campaign, Walmart is providing a total of $1.5 million in grants to benefit local communities across the country. For more information, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.

 

Comments  

 
+7 #1 2012-11-10 22:00
1.5 million is a joke. Walmart makes 1.5 million a day cash at most stores on a slow day and that does not include food stamps, checks and credit cards. I worked their for 2 days just to see the inside. If walmart gave their employees decent wages I'd like 1.5 million but to me its like throwing pennies out a lambo. A lot of their full timers are on food stamps when they spend half their paychecks at walmart anyway. Walmart destroys communities, jobs and the environment. Try 1.5 billion walmart. Also try hiring more cashiers at night when the line is 40 deep. I have not shopped their for 3 years though. Spend the extra dollar in a local store. The Waltons should be ashamed of themselves for destroying so many American jobs for paper and power.