Our Grants In Action
Stories From Our Grant Recipients
We're proud to support our local registered non-profit organizations. Here are just a few examples of our grants in action.
Friends of Saskatchewan Children, Saskatoon, SK
When you need a “home away from home” while your child is receiving medical treatment in Saskatchewan, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan is there to help, offering 34 affordable rooms, a supportive community, and meals. Walmart’s donation has helped them initiate a new breakfast program. It gives families going through difficult times a chance to start their day with a healthy meal, putting them on the right track for another day in the hospital. In it’s initial stages the breakfast program is serving 30-40 people a day, and is making a real difference.
“Families need a nutritious breakfast to make it through the day and make good decisions. Instead of skipping breakfast or grabbing a cookie, they can now choose from an array of nutritious options. Walmart’s donation has contributed to the initial cost of this important program, and provide even more support to the families in our house.”
– Tammy Forrester, CEO, Friends of Saskatchewan Children Inc.
The Salvation Army Gander Family Services, Gander, NL
The Salvation Army Family Services in Gander Newfoundland serves 189 families per month in the gander region. This organization was running low on resources and needed help to restock the shelves in their food banks so they applied for a local community grant to Walmart Canada.
“Walmart Canada’s local grant gave us a great boost when we needed it and we are incredibly thankful for it. We can’t help others without help ourselves. Our local Walmart store always goes well beyond the call of duty to support us.”
– Wanda Loden, Family Services Worker, The Salvation Army Gander Family Services
Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton, ON
Good Shepherd Centres in Hamilton has been assisting individuals living in poverty by providing food, clothing and shelter since 1961. The centre provides for 5,000 individuals per month, nearly 40% of whom are children. Good Shepherd wanted to build a children’s library providing educational materials for children, particularly resources catering to children new to Canada so they reached out to Walmart for a local community grant.
“With the $1,000 grant from Walmart, we have been able to set up a children’s library, which features educational books for those under the age of 11. Educational books were chosen because it is a documented fact that education is a way out of poverty. The library has become very popular and it is restocked every 2 weeks. Thank you Walmart for helping us to provide these books to our young generation.”
- Carmen Salciccioli, Director, Good Shepherd Centres