Walmart to award grants to 10 Kentucky nonprofits during ‘Day of Giving’ Nov. 20 at state capitol

Walmart will host a “Day of Giving” at the Kentucky State Capitol at 1:30 p.m. Monday, awarding 10 nonprofits a Walmart Foundation Kentucky State Giving Grant. The Walmart Day of Giving, featuring local elected officials, will award grants totaling $503,000 to following organizations: • Purchase Area Development District – $108,000 • Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland – $80,000 •...

Walmart stores across Kentucky to host free health screening event Saturday

Walmart stores across the Commonwealth will be among 4,700 locations across the country to host Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, Sept. 23. This free health screening event provides local residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information like: • Blood glucose • Blood pressure • Body mass index • Low-cost immunizations • In select locations, customers can also take advantage...

Walmart opens first Kentucky training academy facility in Lexington for hands-on instruction

Walmart opened its first training academy in Kentucky Tuesday in Lexington at 2350 Grey Lag Way. The Walmart Academy is a dedicated facility located within a Walmart Supercenter where hourly supervisors and department managers will receive two weeks of hands-on training spanning both the classroom and the sales floor. “This academy in Lexington is the 47th to be opened across the country and the...

Walmart hires more than 2,500 Kentucky veterans through Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

Walmart announced it has hired 2,582 veterans in Kentucky since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The program has resulted in a total of 130,828 veteran hires nationwide, 15,176 of whom have been promoted to jobs with higher pay and greater responsibility. On Memorial Day 2013, Walmart introduced the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, which guaranteed a job offer to any eligible,...

Operation Homefront will provide holiday meals to military families, including 200 at Fort Knox

Operation Homefront and Walmart will distribute holiday meals to military families through the national nonprofit’s annual Holiday Meals for Military program. This year, holiday meals will be distributed at 25 events across the nation from Dec. 5 through Dec. 18. Walmart is contributing in-kind donations worth $215,000. Additionally, Walmart transportation and logistics will help deliver the food...

United Way of Bluegrass, Walmart partner with Safeway Moving to 'Fill the Truck'

United Way of the Bluegrass is joining forces with a local Walmart and moving company for the second year to “Fill the Truck” with new toys and coats to benefit local children in need this holiday season.   Volunteers will be collecting new toys, coats and outerwear for the next two Saturdays. Customers can conveniently pick up a new toy or coat while shopping, then drop donations in the...

United Way of Bluegrass, Walmart partner with Safeway Moving to ‘Fill the Truck’

United Way of the Bluegrass is joining forces with a local Walmart and moving company for the second year to “Fill the Truck” with new toys and coats to benefit local children in need this holiday season.   Volunteers will be collecting new toys, coats and outerwear for the next two Saturdays. Customers can conveniently pick up a new toy or coat while shopping, then drop donations in the...

Bluegrass Greensource uses Walmart grant to promote school recycling in three counties

Walmart has given Bluegrass Greensource a $50,000 grant to help promote more recycling and waste reduction in schools in three Kentucky counties – Boyle, Clark and Madison.   The program has existed for a number of years in six other counties – Anderson, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln and Mercer – and been responsible, according to BG, for improve student state test scores,...

'Fill the Truck' with toys, gift cards and coatsat two local Walmarts to benefit local children

A local charity and two businesses are partnering to fill trucks full of new toys and coats for needy children this holiday season.   Fill the Truck is jointly sponsored by United Way of the Bluegrass and two local Walmart stores – the one on Richmond Road and the one on Nicholasville Road. Vincent Fister, Inc. is providing the trucks and gift delivery.   Volunteers will be collecting...

Berea's New Opportunity School for Women wins $15,000 from Walmart giving campaign

(Photo from New Opportunity School for Women)   On the seventh day of its “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign, Walmart awarded the New Opportunity School for Women a $15,000 grant along with 10 other nonprofits that are helping individuals gain the education, training and resources they need to build and maintain careers.   Walmart’s November call for submissions resulted in more than...