Submitted by CVS Health
The CVS Health Foundation today announced the 50 organizations that were selected to receive a total of $100,000 in grants in celebration of #GivingTuesday to recognize their colleagues' spirit of volunteerism and to support the inspirational community-based work being done by nonprofits nationwide. For the second year in a row, CVS Health colleagues were asked to nominate organizations that they volunteer with in their communities to receive a grant from the CVS Health Foundation. The Foundation more than doubled its commitment this year, in response to the overwhelming success of their 2013 campaign, which awarded 25 organizations with a total of $25,000 in #GivingTuesday grants.
Today is the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national campaign created to spark a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season, following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It celebrates charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations who come together tosupport charitable causes, and encourages everyone to participate in a national day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday aligns with the CVS Health Foundation's goal to make a positive impact in the lives of people by investing in local communities.
"#GivingTuesday reminds us that the holiday season is a special time of year to not only give back to our local communities but to recognize those who give back all year long through their commitment to volunteerism," saidEileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Health Foundation. "We're proud to support these organizations through our #GivingTuesday campaign and to celebrate our colleagues who volunteer their time for great causes in their local communities that have a meaningful impact on the lives of the people we serve each and every day."
Funding through the #GivingTuesday grant program will support 50 CVS Health colleague-nominated organizations nationwide, including:
About the CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Health is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Foundation's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Health communities. General information about CVS Health is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site at http://investor.cvs.com/, or through the Web site's press room at www.cvs.com/pressroom.
CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through our 7,800 retail pharmacies, more than 900 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 65 million plan members, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, we enable people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at www.cvshealth.com.
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