Children’s Bureau Celebrates $50,000 Grant from Walmart Foundation State Program

by Joy Coordinator

Representatives of Children’s Bureau and Walmart Foundation will celebrate the Foundation’s generous grant of $50,000 for the children’s shelter located at the Gene Glick Family Support Center. A check presentation will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Walmart leaders and members of the press are invited to attend this informational celebration and tour of the shelter.

The children’s shelter is unique, as the only shelter in Central Indiana providing emergency, temporary residential care for ages 0-17. More than 550 children are served each year. The children’s shelter has experienced a steady rise in both the number of children in need of services and the average length of stay.

Walmart Foundation’s grant will increase staffing and resources needed to provide more holistic services to children and their families before, during, and after their stay at the shelter.

“This grant from Walmart Foundation could not be more timely and necessary. Children’s Bureau is diligently working with local officials to address the dramatic increase of children in need of a safe place to live,” said Tina Cloer, President & CEO of Children’s Bureau. “We are extremely grateful for the Foundation’s generosity and look forward to partnering with them on this endeavor.”

“At the Walmart Foundation, we understand that organizations like Children’s Bureau are essential to strengthening our community. They share our values and are committed to helping Central Indiana children in need live better,” said Walmart’s Indianapolis market manager Chip Farris. “With this gift, the staff and volunteers of this shelter will work to make sure children in Indianapolis will find some relief here.”

The celebration takes place Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gene Glick Family Support Center, 1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

About Children’s Bureau, Inc.: Children’s Bureau services focus on the prevention of child abuse and ne¬glect, preservation of families and placement for children who lack safe and healthy homes. Last year the agency served more than 40,000 children throughout Indiana. Learn more at childrensbureau.org.

About Philanthropy at Walmart: By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.