Bentonville, Ark., September 15, 2009 — To help offset rising expenses for classroom supplies this back-to-school season, Walmart and Sam's Club have launched Teacher Rewards, a new program to provide more than $4 million to 40,000 deserving teachers across the United States. On average, teachers spend more than $500 a year out of their own pockets for classroom supplies, according to the American Federation of Teachers. Statistics like these inspire Walmart and Sam's Club associates to continue supporting education and teacher recognition in their local communities.
WASHINGTON, August 17, 2009 — The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program today announced a $1.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation that will help 450 women aged 40 and up receive job training and educational opportunities that will help support themselves and their families.
July 21, 2009 — The Seattle-based National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association has announced a $1.6 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to help address the challenges faced by older foster youth.
SILVER SPRING, MD, June 30, 2009 — The Walmart Foundation has awarded $3 million to The Arc of the United States to establish the Walmart Foundation School-To-Community Transition Project to improve outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 24, 2009 — The Walmart Foundation is donating $7.8 million to support food banks and provide healthy, summer meals to children who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Through partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America, and local non-profits in the 10 states where children are most at risk of hunger, Walmart and its Foundation will help assure that their neighbors and those in local communities have access to nutritious food.
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2009 — The Wal-Mart Foundation has awarded $5 million to the American Red Cross to strengthen disaster preparedness in 128 communities in 44 states and three U.S. territories.