Klein JCC awarded $10,000 in Walmart Facebook campaign

Walmart is spending 12 days giving away money to nonprofits around the nation. Of the 12 organizations sharing the $120,000 in funding announced Thursday, two are based in Philadelphia (and happen to be the only two in the state to receive funding in the 11th day of giveaways), and one of them is in our own backyard.

Klein JCC of Bustleton was awarded $10,000 in Walmart’s “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign. Nonprofits that provide food, shelter, clothes, financial aid and a welcoming environment to their communities applied for the $10,000 grants, which were then reviewed by a Walmart Foundation panel.

“Klein JCC is proud to be one of only 12 agencies chosen to receive the Walmart 12 Days of Giving Award,” the organization’s CEO and President Andrew Krug said. “Due to the generosity and dedication of the Walmart Foundation, these services will continue to allow low income families and seniors to enjoy the holiday season and access services throughout the year.”

Today is the last day of giving, marking the end of $1.5 million in funding to 145 organizations.

From its food pantry to its meal delivery service, and even its program for the Northeast’s Russian-speaking population, Klein has made a name for itself on Jamison Avenue.

“In order to address the most critical needs of our society, we need partners like Walmart Foundation to step up and provide leadership, vision and support to low income individuals through high impact, innovative non profit organizations, like Klein JCC,” Krug said.  “We are proud to have them as our partners.”

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