Dedicated to giving people access to a better life, Walmart stores strive to make a positive impact on the communities they serve. The company not only provides various grants to the charity or nonprofit organizations but also encourages volunteer activities of Walmart associates committed to helping people live better.
In 2014, Walmart together with the Walmart Foundation donated $1.4 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world. Global in-kind donations accounted for $1 billion, while $309 million was given in cash globally.
Only this year Walmart Foundation has run a number of charity projects. This summer Walmart donated $15.5 million to seven national nonprofits supporting free meal and nutrition education programs in more than 7,700 U.S. communities. The objective of these programs is to help a great number of low-income children and their families gain access to critical meals and educate them about cooking and eating healthy.
Another charity initiative of the Walmart Foundation is to grant $500,000 to support Texas and Oklahoma flood relief efforts. Financial aid will be used to provide supplies and assistance to people affected by area floods.
Also The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program sponsors Illinois nonprofit organizations that support programs in the "Focused Giving" areas that deal with hunger relief, healthy eating and career opportunities as well as "Community Engagement Giving" focusing on education, health care access and other human services programs.
In addition to donating through various grants Walmart has made the gift giving a regular practice. Walmart often runs special promo offers and provides Walmart Coupon Codes that help thousands of people save money on their purchase at Walmart. Caring about the well-being of the customers Walmart offers them the opportunity to get discount on a wide range of products, from electronics, laptops, tablets and school supplies to patio furniture and clothing. Walmart Coupon Codes help stretch your budget, enabling you to get the products you need at the prices you can afford.