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GPD winner of $10,000 Walmart grant

Thursday, January 3, 2013

As part of Walmart's "12 Days of Giving" holiday campaign, the company recently awarded $120,000 to 14 nonprofits, one of which is the Greencastle Police Department Permanent Fitting Station.

The Greencastle Police Department Permanent Fitting Station was selected as a winner for providing new car seats to pregnant women and children who have no seats or have outgrown their seats.

Additionally, they educate parents, grandparents and guardians on the importance of having their children in new seats, the correct way to install a car seat and the correct way to have children sit in the seats. The organization will receive $10,000 to help achieve its mission.

Over 12 consecutive days, Walmart awarded a total of $1.5 million to 140 organizations across the country that provode basic needs and services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Organizations, which received grants are featured on Walmart's Live Better tab on Facebook. The organizations serve communities in: Vermont, California, Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

"Building a better tomorrow starts with our children, yet 22 percent of kids in the U.S. live in poverty," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. "Through education, nourishment, mentorship, clothing and shelter, the organizations honored today are helping children community by community achieve a brighter future. We're honored to help support their mission with grants this holiday season."

Walmart's November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677 nominations from Facebook users who submitted descriptions of each nonprofit's impact in its local community. Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart Foundation selected the winning organizations.

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