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Walmart Associate Choice Program
The Home Selected as Grant Finalist
Walmart and Sam's Club Associates from throughout Massachusetts will decide whether The Home for Little Wanderers will receive a $100,000 grant as part of this year's Walmart Foundation Associate Choice Program. Beginning June 18, 2011 associates can cast their vote for one of five statewide non-profits, including The Home, that have been selected for this year’s competition.
Through the support of businesses like Walmart and Sam's Club, The Home is able to provide important programs and services to children and families living in at-risk circumstances. Each year The Home's community-based, residential and special education programs touch the lives of nearly 7,000 people across Eastern Massachusetts.
"The good corporate citizenship of corporations like Walmart and Sam's Club helps the heart of our mission — to ensure the behavioral, emotional, social and educational development and physical well-being of children and their families," said Mary Fronk, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, The Home for Little Wanderers. "Together we are able to meet the needs of some of our state's most underserved populations by giving them access to a better life. It is truly an honor that The Home's commitment to helping children is recognized through being a Walmart Associate Choice Program finalist for the second year in a row."
The Walmart Foundation sponsors the annual Associate Choice Program in all fifty states through August 6. Thousands of Walmart associates will use their employee benefits website — www.mywalmart.com — to cast a vote for the non-profit they feel is most deserving of the grant based on the submitted non-profit descriptions. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of Walmart associate voting in August.