Special Kids needs help to win grant

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As part of Wal-Mart’s 12 Days of Giving campaign, Special Kids is calling on the community to help the local nonprofit organization win a portion of the $1.5 million grant.
Facebook users have the chance to help children with special needs in the community by nominating Special Kids by Sunday, Nov. 18.

A panel of judges will review all submissions and select the winning nonprofits from across the country to receive grants. Beginning Dec. 10, Wal-Mart will announce selected nonprofits each day until Dec. 21, each day focusing on a different area of need, such as hunger, disaster relief, and military assistance.
In 2012, 145 nonprofits were selected from a total of 5,400 organizations nominated. The odds of an organization receiving a grant does not depend on the number of nominations, since judges will choose winning nominations based on community impact and financial need.
Visitors to the Wal-Mart Facebook page can nominate Special Kids by submitting a description of the nonprofit’s impact on the local community and have the option of uploading photos of the nonprofit in action.

Visitors will also need the following details:
Special Kids, 202 Arnette Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
To nominate Special Kids today, visit Live Better tab on Wal-Mart’s Facebook page or www.facebook.com/walmart.

Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe.

In May 2010, Wal-Mart and its foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Wal-Mart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives.

To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.

Special Kids is a Christian nonprofit organization located in Murfreesboro, providing therapeutic rehabilitation and professional nursing services to children with special needs. Since 1998, Special Kids has served more than 2,300 families from 11 counties in Middle Tennessee.

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