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Walmart Invests in Kansas Communities with Nearly $610,000 in Donations U.S. Senator Roberts and Walmart recognize 13 nonprofits for dedication to Kansas TOPEKA, KAN. – Jan. 22, 2014 – Today, through the Walmart Foundation and its Kansas State Giving Program, Walmart awarded nearly $610,000 to Kansas nonprofits. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Walmart executives, associates and 13 Kansas nonprofits gathered at a Topeka Walmart Supercenter to reflect on charitable work done across the state of Kansas. To close the ceremony, Walmart gifted more than a half million dollars to continue the vital work throughout the state. “What we saw Walmart do today was incredible. Investing in our nonprofits’ future endeavors showcases Walmart’s devotion to the well-being of our state,” said U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. “Each of the 13 nonprofits are a lifeline for those in need across Kansas and we are grateful for their unwavering service and dedication to helping others.” Walmart and the Walmart Foundation look for organizations that address the needs of the communities they serve and make a significant social impact on a local and state level. The following organizations received a Walmart Foundation grant to fund vital local programs: American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter was awarded a grant of $32,179 Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas received a $30,000 grant Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. received a $60,000 grant Dress For Success received a $42,000 grant Flint Hills Breadbasket was awarded a grant of $25,000 Interfaith Ministries Wichita, Inc. was awarded a grant of $55,000 Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Association received a grant of $27,000 Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation was awarded a $50,000 grant Kansas Food Bank Association was presented a $58,988 grant · Senior Services of Southeast Kansas was awarded a grant of $100,000 Special Olympics of Kansas received a $25,000 grant Topeka Rescue Mission received a $75,000 grant Union Rescue Mission of Wichita received a $28,821 grant
“Cross-Lines Community Outreach received funds to purchase a new Ford truck to be used in our hunger relief programs,” said Jan Savidge, Cross-Lines Community Outreach. “A dependable truck is vital to our organization and we appreciate Walmart’s commitment to hunger relief in the Kansas City area.” Donations of cash, food, refrigerated trucks, mobile pantries and other resources are changing lives across America. In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched "Fighting Hunger Together" – a $2 billion cash and in-kind commitment through 2015 to fight hunger in America. “For over 22 years, Walmart has been a faithful and significant contributor to the Topeka Rescue Mission’s challenge to fight poverty and hunger,” said Barry Feaker, Topeka Rescue Mission. “With rising food costs, a growing number of hungry families and without the generosity of many donors, we would not have been able to provide 545,048 meals to the hungry throughout Topeka in 2013. We are extremely grateful to partner with Walmart, as together we fight hunger in our community.” “Today was an inspiring day for us at Walmart as we were able to learn about the strides 13 nonprofits are making to ensure Kansas residents can live better,” said Ryan Hoage, “With help from the Walmart Foundation, we were thrilled to be able to donate nearly $610,000 to support their efforts across the state. We look forward to following how each of these nonprofits change the landscape of Kansas one meal, dental check-up or educational class, at a time.” In 2012, in Kansas, the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $6.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions to community groups that are positioned to address the needs of Kansas communities and make a significant social impact within Walmart’s core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. ### About Philanthropy at Walmart Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart has donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com. The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program supports organizations that create oportunities so people can live better, awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S. To be considered for support, prospective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving program’s online grant application. Applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum eligibility criteria. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving. Media Contacts Walmart Kristin Merchant, Karwoski & Courage firstname.lastname@example.org 612-342-9721 Walmart Media Relations: 800-331-0085
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