12 Days Of Giving

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


This holiday season, Walmart will be giving a total of $1.5 MILLION in grants to benefit local communities across the country and provide basic need items like food, diapers, coats, baby formula and other cold-weather clothing to those in need.  During the campaign, Americans will have the opportunity to voice which organization they feel need support and deserve to win a portion of the $1.5 million in grants!

Between November 1 and November 18, Americans can vote for local nonprofits on Facebook.  

I just visited the Live Better application on Walmart’s Facebook page and submitted a nomination for a local nonprofit that has my heart and is super important to me.  It is called City Impact.
There are many reasons I jumped at the opportunity to vote for this non profit, but I couldn’t dream of voting for any other when the love of my life, my husband gives his time and talent every day at this particular non-profit as the Programs Director.  

City Impact exists to see urban youth, families, and neighborhoods transformed from the inside out.  It is a faith-based and strengths-based local mission, that works to empower individuals in numerous ways.  From their Strengths for Life Mentoring Program for 3rd – 12th Grade, to the Impact Reading Center, which has seen huge improvement in involved students reading levels, City Impact is definitely in the business of making a difference in individual lives and the community.  
They have a Youth Philanthropy Team, where Youth Servant Leadership serve their own community, & a “Gifts of Love” Christmas store, where families of the community can come shop with dignity for brand new items at 75% off store prices. City Impact needs a permanent home in the community and is in the process of raising funds to  renovate a warehouse that they have already secured and call their own. Right now it is sitting empty, as they wait for the funds to be raised.  I nominate them with hope in my heart and fingers crossed!!
So what about you?  Is there a non-profit in your community you would like to nominate?  If so, the process is super simple.  You will need:
a) Nonprofit name
b) Nonprofit contact info
c)  Nonprofit website
d) Photo (optional)
Remember, you must nominate your nonprofit between November 1 and November 18.  On December 10, Walmart will start the “12 Days of Giving,” by announcing funding to the winning nonprofits that were nominated on Facebook.  
Go and vote for your local nonprofit!  Make sure you leave a comment and share which nonprofit you nominate!


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  • Marissa
    November 9, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Hi Amy!
    I love your blog, and saw this thing on pinterest (yes, I also follow you on pinterest) and it really made me think of something you would love! Its a microwaved potato chip! I really didn’t think it would work, but I tried it and it really does make potato chips crunchy! Simply thinly slice a potato, toss with olive oil and salt (it would be great with vinegar, ranch seasoning, italian seasoning, etc) lay flat on a plate, and microwave for 3 minutes, turn over, and do another minute or two until they brown and crisp.

    Thought I would share!

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