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Big Small Business Dreams? Enter the American Small Business Championship

By Susan Koehler, Sr. Manager, The Walmart Foundation – Sam’s Club Giving Program

Stephen and Jennifer Robichaux turned a sweet tooth into sweet success as co-owners of Sweet Robichaux, a custom cookie bakery based in Gonzalez, Louisiana. Fueled by a love of cookies and baked goods, and experience working in bakeries and coffee shops, the couple was inspired to pursue their… Read More


Helping Kids Win: Associates Receive CMN Hospitals’ Highest Award

By John Lauck, President & CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

This year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals gave our highest award to some very special supporters, ones who are making a huge difference in the lives of local kids: Walmart associates. The CMN Hospitals Founder’s Award is given to top children’s hospital advocates, and past recipients have… Read More


A Makeover for a Little Pantry with a Big Heart

By Stacy Downey, Founder, The Little Pantry That Could, Nashville, Tenn.

The first time I truly saw hunger was when I started The Little Pantry That Could, a food pantry in Nashville, Tenn. I witnessed families devouring food straight from the bags they just received. I was stunned. After sitting face to face with a man whose belly ached, learning he… Read More



Brightening Spirits with The TODAY Show at Sunshine Acres

By Caitlin Brown, Specialist, Digital Communications

Since its founding by the Rev. Jim and Vera Dingman in 1954, Sunshine Acres has never been just a foster home. To many of the more than 1,600 children who have lived there, it is their extended family. Set on 100 acres on the outer edge of Mesa, Arizona, the community does no formal fundraising and… Read More


Getting to the Heart of Christmas with Santa Sam

By Mallory Perkins, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

Most kids spend days making their Christmas list, dreaming of all the toys Santa might bring. But 11-year-old Samuel Love’s Christmas list looks a little different – it’s filled with items for other children. After feeling moved by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Samuel, a fifth grade… Read More


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