2013 Recipients of #GivingTuesday Grants

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations are coming together today for a national day of giving back. #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.

We are excited to join this national movement that supports local organizations and volunteers. This year, we asked our colleagues to send us their stories of volunteering and nominate a local charity to receive a #GivingTuesday grant on behalf of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.

We are proud to announce that 25 colleague-nominated organizations nationwide will receive a $1,000 grant as part of CVS Caremark’s #GivingTuesday initiative, which not only provides deserving non-profit organizations with funding, but also honors our colleagues who bring our value of caring and collaboration to life all year long by volunteering with organizations and causes that are close to their hearts.

Funding through the #GivingTuesday grant program will support 25 organizations nationwide, including:

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital of Knoxville, TN
Danny Did Foundation of Chicago, IL
Flying Horse Farms by Paul Newman of Cleveland, OH
Food for Kids Backpacks to Go Program of Murraysville, PA
Girl Scouts Rhode Island of Warwick, RI
Girls Inc. of Dallas, TX
Special Olympics of Mount Pleasant, MI
Waianae Boys and Girls Club of Waianae, HI
Hope in Bloom of Dedham, MA
Providence Animal Rescue League of Providence, RI
Wayside Waifs of Kansas City, MO
American Brain Tumor Association of Chicago, IL
Happily Ever After League (HEAL) of Scottsdale, AZ
Hospice of the Valley of Phoenix, AZ
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of New York City, NY
Michael J. Fox Foundation of New York City, NY
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Manhattan Beach, CA
T.J. Martel Foundation of Nashville, TN
Big Sister Association of Boston, MA
Lovin’ Spoonfuls of Boston, MA
Operation Homefront of San Antonio, TX
Pat Tillman Foundation of Chicago, IL
Wounded Warrior Project of Pittsburgh, PA
American Cancer Society of New York City, NY
Arizona Animal Welfare League of Scottsdale, AZ

#GivingTuesday is a national campaign created in 2012 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. #GivingTuesday aligns with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and its mission to make a positive impact in the lives of people by investing in local communities.