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Hope House Receives $25,000 from Walmart Foundation

Dec 22

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The Walmart Foundation has awarded $175,000 to seven nonprofits throughout the state dedicated to serving residents through its core areas of giving: hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, career opportunity and women’s economic empowerment.

“We’re proud to support nonprofit organizations that make a dynamic impact across the state,” said Todd Peterson, Walmart regional general manager. “Each organization is in a position to uniquely address the needs of the communities they serve and we are excited to support their efforts to help Wisconsin residents live better.”

The Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better, awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S. Twice a year, the Foundation’s Wisconsin State Giving Program looks for organizations that address the needs of the communities they serve and make a significant social impact.

Hope House of Milwaukee received a $25,000 grant to support their Food for Housing, Pantry, and Children’s Programs. Hope House helps feed the hungry in the Walkers Point neighborhood of Milwaukee.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have such strong supporters as the Walmart Foundation,” said Wendy Weckler, executive director at Hope House. “They enable us to positively impact scores of families and individuals by providing nutritious food. Their involvement with Hope House and with this community is appreciated beyond belief!”

Other organizations receiving grants include City Year Milwaukee, Open Arms Free Clinic, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin, Sharing Center, Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic (WCCDC), and the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation (WDA).

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