Walmart Foundation Grant Supports the Center for Women in Charleston County
Charleston, S.C., January 5, 2015 – Center for Women (C4W) is pleased to announce that it has received a $47,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Each year, the C4W serves more than 1,200 women in the Lowcountry and even more across the state.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Walmart Foundation, which will help us expand a pilot program that we started this summer that helps women become economically independent,” said Amy Brennan, C4W Executive Director. “This funding will support two areas of focus for us – our new Ready for Work program where we introduce soft and mid-level skills to women through partnerships at the One80 Place and through the Georgetown County Housing Authority, and to increase our scope in offering Entrepreneurial Readiness workshops to women across the state who are trying to start their own businesses.”
“The relationship we are building with Walmart is of particular benefit for us and our clients as it will help create career pathways that lead to opportunities for women and their children,” Brennan continued. “The economic empowerment of women is a focus of our work and we are happy to have Walmart’s support in Charleston and across the state.”
“Walmart is committed to assisting organizations like Center for Women as part of our women’s economic empowerment initiative,” said Brooke Mueller, Director of Public Affairs for Walmart. “We’re grateful to be able to help women in South Carolina succeed both personally and professionally.”
In 2013, community giving in South Carolina from Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and the Walmart Foundation totaled $29.2 million.
About The Center for Women:
The Center for Women (C4W) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as an educational resource and nonpartisan advocate for improving South Carolina women’s economic growth and personal development. The Center wants to see South Carolina women succeed – personally and professionally – every day, every way. Through its mix of educational and networking opportunities, training and development workshops, mentoring, programs, services and special events, the C4W facilitates South Carolina women in building better lives for themselves, their families, organizations, employers, and communities. Here at the C4W we focus on three different areas: Awareness and Advocacy, Financial Management and Entrepreneurship, and Leadership and Development.
About Philanthropy at Walmart:
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts that draw on the strengths of Walmart in the arenas of sustainability, economic opportunity, and community. As part of our commitment to creating a more sustainable food system worldwide, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States. They recently exceeded a $2 billion goal to fight hunger one year ahead of schedule and have donated more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit www.foundation.walmart.com.