Walmart and the Walmart Foundation help people live better by providing financial and in-kind donations to organizations making a difference in their communities. In the St. Louis area, we have partnered with several non-profit agencies to raise awareness about important issues and to get people involved.
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Here are some of our latest donations and partnerships.
Help “Turn Up the Heat” on Hunger
Join Walmart, the Salvation Army and NewsChannel 5 to “Turn Up the Heat on Hunger.” Stop by a participating Walmart store July 13-15, 2012 and donate food to help the Salvation Army fight hunger. Summer is a particularly challenging time for food pantries as many children go hungry because they are not in school receiving breakfast and lunch.
Emergency Food Donation Given to TEAM Food Pantry
In September, Walmart received an emergency call from the TEAM (The Emergency Assistance Ministry) food pantry in Florissant, Missouri asking for food. It was the first time in the agency’s history that its canned vegetable shelves were completely empty. Walmart answered the call by donating $5,000 worth of food.
St. Louis Area Foodbank Receives $50,000 Donation
Last August, Walmart donated $50,000 to the St. Louis Area Foodbank, a non-profit food distribution center for nearly 500 organizations that feed the hungry in 26 counties in both Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois. The foodbank distributes over 23 million pounds of food to local communities in need.
Back-to-School Shopping Spree Contest Benefits KidSmart
This summer, Walmart sponsored a back-to-school shopping spree to support KidSmart, which provides school supplies for St. Louis area children in need. One hundred (100) lucky area middle school students, who wrote a winning essay on how their school can improve the environment, won a $100 shopping spree for school supplies. The shopping spree was held on Friday, August 5 at the Maplewood, Missouri Walmart, the same day as the start of the Missouri tax free holiday weekend. Thus winners were able to buy even more supplies since they did not have to pay state sales tax! Each $100 donation was matched with a contribution to KidSmart.
Walmart Sponsors Parents As Teachers’ Block Fest™
To help children who start kindergarten perform better in math, Walmart sponsored Parents As Teachers’ Block Fest™ last February at the Brennan Woods Elementary School in High Ridge, Missouri. Block Fest™ provides children, ages eight months to eight years, with a series of activities that involve blocks of various shapes and sizes. Block play helps children develop early math, science and literacy skills. Walmart’s sponsorship of the event was part of an $89,000 grant it gave to Parents As Teachers, which works with parents to prepare their children for school achievement and healthy development.