CVS Caremark Charitable Trust awards more than $6 million to nonprofits

WOONSOCKET, R.I. The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced on Thursday that it awarded $6.3 million to nonprofit organizations across the country in grants in 2009.

These grants align with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a signature program focusing on children with disabilities, as well as provide support formedical services for the uninsured, grants to pharmacy schools, scholarships for the children of CVS Caremark colleagues and funding for community organizations for which CVS Caremark colleagues act as volunteers.

During a special nationwide "Day of Giving" on Thursday, company representatives -- ranging from regional managers to corporate employees -- visited nonprofits in seven states, from Arizona to Rhode Island, to personally present organizations with their grant checks. The grant recipients were chosen through the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust's annual grant application process.

"We hope these much needed grants will enable these organizations to start the New Year off with renewed energy," stated Eileen Howard Dunn, VP of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is proud to partner with them to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families and to promote health and wellness to those who need it most."

For a complete list of recipients visit: http://info.cvscaremark.com/community/our-impact/charitable-trust/featured-recipients.

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will be accepting applications for 2010 grants from May 1 to June 15, 2010.

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