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Walmart to Award $1.12M in Grants Wednesday

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and its Walmart Foundation will host a “Day of Giving” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Little Rock to award Walmart Foundation Arkansas State Giving grants totaling $1.12 million to 11 nonprofits.

The receipients are:

  • Arkansas Food Bank, $75,000;
  • Our House, $50,000;
  • River City Ministry of Pulaski County, $36,000;
  • White River Area Agency on Aging, $46,000;
  • The Society of Saint Andrew, $25,000;
  • White River Health System, $25,000;
  • Arkansas Community Foundation, $75,000;
  • Community Empowerment Council, $30,000; 
  • Museum of Discovery, $25,000;
  • Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids, or P.A.R.K., $25,000; and
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, $30,000.

Michael Lindsey, the retailer’s public affairs director, is expected to attend the event at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 8801 Baseline Road.

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