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Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Walmart supports Los Angeles Police Department's Holiday Toy Drive Donates $5,000 to support West Valley area families NA09356ne

WHAT:     
Walmart will present a $5,000 donation to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Valley Division to assist local families in need this holiday season.

WHEN:    
Friday, December 18th, 10:30am

WHERE:     
Community Room
West Valley Police Station
19020 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA 91335

WHO:     
Councilmember Dennis P. Zine
John Mendez, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Walmart
LAPD Captain John Egan
LAPD Captain Nick Zingo
Families and children receiving toys
                        
WHY:     
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods.  The LAPD West Valley Division will be distributing gifts from their recent toy drive to needy families in the San Fernando Valley. To assist in their efforts, Walmart, in partnership with Councilmember Zine, is donating $5,000 to their cause. Families will be coming by the station to pick up packages and there will be a check presentation.

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Through its philanthropic programs and partnerships, the Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on creating opportunities in education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. From February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009, Walmart – and its domestic and international foundations – gave more than $423 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.

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