Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announce that, over the last fiscal year, they gave more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions, making it the first time Walmart or any U.S. retailer has achieved that level of giving.
The growth in global giving was largely due to increased in-kind donations in the U.S. to local food banks and families impacted by disasters. In Hawaii, Walmart gave more than $1.195 million, supporting nonprofits including the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter; Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii; Hale Kipa; Hawaii Food Basket; Hawaii Foodbank; Maui Food Bank; Project Vision Hawaii; University of Hawaii Foundation; YWCA of Kauai; and the YWCA of Oahu.
“We are proud to be supporting the communities we serve throughout the islands,” said Rey Armijo, Hawaii market manager for Walmart. “We encourage Hawaii’s nonprofits to continue their outreach with our store management and remind them to participate in the semi-annual grant application process for the Walmart Foundation’s Hawaii State Giving Council. Our next online application period will begin in June at http://foundation.walmart.com.”