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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


Behind the Scenes of a TODAY Show Holiday Surprise

By J.D. Byrum, Manager, Global Associate Communications, Walmart

The holidays are known as the season for giving. But for Detroit resident Cher Doner, helping her neighbors is something that happens all year long. Living in the Brightmoor community that has been hit hard by crime, hunger and poverty, Cher saw that when kids in the area weren’t in school, they… Read More


Honoring Veterans with Wreaths Across America

By Patrick Simmons, Sr. Director of Transportation, Walmart

The holiday season can be the happiest time of year for families, but for military families who have an empty seat at their table, it can also be the hardest. Our nation’s servicemen and women deserve our honor and respect every day, and this is especially true for the veterans buried in our… Read More



Vote to Bring Joy to a Food Pantry

By Shannon Frederick, Walmart Corporate Giving

Food pantries are on the front lines every day in the fight against hunger. These facilities are vital to countless communities across the U.S., and they’re havens for the more than 49 million Americans* who struggle with hunger. Walmart believes that no family should have to worry about where… Read More


Serving Up Makeovers for Community Food Pantries

By Shannon Frederick, Walmart Corporate Giving

Willie Cochran of Talladega, Alabama, thinks about food almost all the time. But it’s not her next meal she’s concerned with – it’s concern for the people who depend on Red Door Kitchen food pantry. When she retired in 2000, she wasn’t ready to stop working, so she started picking up food at a… Read More


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