Recent Initiatives
Recent InitiativesWal-Mart is proud to be a good neighbor and citizen in thousands of communities across the country and around the world. We believe it’s a privilege to be a store that’s part of the community. And, we believe it’s our responsibility to help sustain the communities that rely upon us. The stories below are just a few examples of how Wal-Mart and their associates give back to our communities. Click on each story to find out more.
Wal-Mart Foundation Donates $5 Million to YouthBuild USA
In line with its commitment to make education a top priority in 2008, the Wal-Mart Foundation awarded $5 million to YouthBuild USA.

The First Tee
The First Tee offers educational programs and training facilities that make a real difference in young people’s lives – promoting character development and core values like honesty, integrity, and responsibility.

Foundation Awards $500,000 to Clinton Global Initiative
Through CGI University, Walmart empowering college students to make a difference in their communities through sustainable action.

Wal-Mart Gave More than $296 Million in 2007
Giving back to the community has always been a top priority for Wal-Mart, and 2007 was no exception. Wal-Mart’s global contributions totaled more than $470 million.
$32 Million Donated to Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign
During the 2007 holiday season, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club customers reached deep into their pockets and contributed more than $32 million to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

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