WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, on Tuesday announced the 25 organizations that will receive $1,000 in grants as a part of CVS Caremark's #GivingTuesday initiative, which invited CVS Caremark colleagues to nominate an organization in their community to receive a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.
"#GivingTuesday reminds us that the holiday season should go beyond shopping and be a special time of year when we give back to our local communities," stated Eileen Howard Boone, president of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "Through our #GivingTuesday initiative, we are not only providing deserving nonprofit organizations with funding, but we are honoring our colleagues who bring our values of caring and collaboration to life all year long by volunteering with organizations that are helping the people we serve, every day."
Dec. 3 marks the second 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 to support charitable causes, and encourages everyone to participate in a national day dedicated to giving back.
Funding through the #GivingTuesday grant program will support 25 colleague-nominated organizations nationwide, including:
- East Tennessee Children's Hospital of Knoxville, Tenn.;
- Danny Did Foundation of Chicago;
- Flying Horse Farms by Paul Newman of Cleveland;
- Food for Kids Backpacks to Go Program of Murraysville, Pa.;
- Girl Scouts Rhode Island of Warwick, R.I.;
- Girls Inc. of Dallas;
- Special Olympics of Mount Pleasant, Mich.;
- Waianae Boys and Girls Club of Waianae, Hawaii;
- Hope in Bloom of Dedham, Mass.;
- Providence Animal Rescue League of Providence, R.I.;
- Wayside Waifs of Kansas City, Mo.;
- American Brain Tumor Association of Chicago;
- Happily Ever After League (HEAL) of Scottsdale, Ariz.;
- Hospice of the Valley of Phoenix;
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of New York;
- Michael J. Fox Foundation of New York;
- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Manhattan Beach, Calif.;
- T.J. Martel Foundation of Nashville, Tenn.;
- Big Sister Association of Boston;
- Lovin' Spoonfuls of Boston;
- Operation Homefront of San Antonio;
- Pat Tillman Foundation of Chicago;
- Wounded Warrior Project of Pittsburgh;
- American Cancer Society of New York; and
- Arizona Animal Welfare League of Scottsdale, Ariz.