Two Walmart Neighborhood Markets Bring Convenience, Savings & Jobs to Fresno County…and Award Off The Front with $2000
by Michele Slayden
Off The Front is proud to be the recipient of a $2000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation which, “supports local charitable causes that are important to the communities it serves. In 2011, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed $28.9 million in cash and in-kind donations to community organizations in California. Local organizations in Fresno County include the Community Food Bank, Fresno First Steps Home and the Foundation for Clovis Schools.”
According to the Walmart Community Giving Website….
“It’s our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the grants we provide to the thousands of organizations that share our mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Walmart associates, we are passionate about helping people live better. One community at a time.
In 2012, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world. This includes $1 billion in cash and in-kind gifts in the United States and $82.2 million in cash and in-kind gifts in international markets. In addition, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Logistics associates volunteered more than 2.2 million hours, generating $18 million to U.S. nonprofits.”
Thank You Walmart for your donation and desire to impact lives in our communities!