We've said it before and we'll say it again, we wouldn't be able to give children and teens a safe, loving home without the support of the community behind us. We are incredibly thankful for Walmart #4506, or as most of us know it, the Walmart on Killian Rd here in Columbia. For the second year in a row, they have chosen to support Palmetto Place. Since 2012, Walmart #4506 had donated $5,000.00 to our shelter. This money is used to provide healthy meals and snacks for the residents. Between the two houses, we serve 32 meals and 18 snacks each week during the school year and even more during the summer months.
Walmart awards grants to local organizationsmaking a difference on key issues in communities where Walmart Stores, clubs and distribution center associates live and work. In FY15, over 46,000 grants equaling more than $47 million were provided to organizations, including law enforcement agencies, fire departments, schools, recreation centers and more.
So, next time you're out shopping let the Walmart employees know that we all appreciate their support. For more information on Walmart Giving and the Walmart Foundation please visit: http://giving.walmart.com/foundation