Walmart Gives More Than $22 Million to Chicagoland Charities

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As part of their mission to use their strengths to make a difference, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announce they have donated more than $22 million in cash and in-kind contributions to non-profit organizations throughout Chicagoland during FY18. This amount is part of the more than $36.9 million donated to nonprofits statewide. Walmart is uniquely positioned to support organizations that create opportunities for people to live better. These donations support Chicago area programs focused on workforce development, disaster preparedness, healthy eating and hunger relief. “Food is the most basic need. Only a hunger-free community can truly be healthy, able to reach its full potential,” said Sheila Creghin, vice president of operations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “That’s why we work to end hunger and create hope every day. Thank you, Walmart, for joining us as a partner in this mission.” The Walmart Foundation supports organizations by awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S. In addition, Walmart U.S. stores, clubs and distribution centers award cash grants to support local nonprofits. The Walmart Foundation also provides funds for equipment, trucks and logistical expertise to help non-profit organizations extend their reach and impact and help those in need.

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