AROUND TOWN: Walmart celebrates $580,000 in grants to area nonprofits

March 10, 2017 Updated: March 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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Walmart grants to area nonprofits: Cary Vogrin, second from left, and Steve Brown, right, Westside Cares, with Jennifer Jones and Martin Lujan, 8th Street Walmart. 021717 Photos by Linda Navarro

Area Walmarts were dinner hosts in February for a community celebration of more than $580,000 in philanthropic grants to nonprofits.

Market managers Jon Ball and Marc Skaggs welcomed recipients and store representatives to Cheyenne Mountain Resort where a sit-down meal, with music by the Colorado Springs Conservatory, preceded the presentations.

Receiving grants and the stores and neighborhood markets that had chosen them:

Mothers of Murdered Youth, $4,000 (Platte); Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance, $5,000 (Monument); Teller County Sheriff's Office "Shop With a Cop," $5,500 (Woodland Park); Able Dog, $6,000 (Venetucci); Dale House Project, $7,000 (Razorback); Angels of America's Fallen, $7,000 (Austin Bluffs); Partners in Housing, $7,000 (8th Street); Connections 4 Life Center, $10,000 (Fountain); Special Kids Special Families, $10,000 (South Academy); Safe Passage, $11,500 (Union); REACH Colorado Springs, $12,000 (Murray); Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, $19,500 (Palmer Park); Shield616, $20,000 (Falcon); Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk, Wal-Mart's Volunteerism Always Pays, $5,000 (Woodmen), top Wal-Mart walkers, Stephanie Streeter and Holly Adams.

The Walmart State Giving Program grants:

Tri-Lakes Cares, $25,000; Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo County, $25,000; CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, $25,000; Women's Resource Agency, $25,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, $25,000; Westside Cares, $25,000; Posada (Pueblo), $25,000; Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, $25,000; La Puente Home Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley, $30,000; Project Angel Heart, $30,000; Colorado Springs Fire Department CARES, $35,000; Care and Share Food Bank, $50,000; Colorado Springs USO, $50,000; Colorado Farm to Table, Kay and Tony Madone Jr., Salida, $65,000.

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