CVS Health Celebrates #GivingTuesday and Colleague Volunteerism by Awarding $100,000 to 50 Nonprofits Nationwide

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --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.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to giving back. The CVS Health Foundation is giving away $100k today to organizations our colleagues volunteer with!

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:

  • Clifton R Lewis Good Life Foundation Tolleson, AZ
  • Cutrano AZ Troop Run Phoenix, AZ
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona Tempe, AZ
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society Arizona Chapter Phoenix, AZ
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California Bakersfield, CA
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Pediatric Therapy Network Torrance, CA
  • Always Brothers Fairfield, CT
  • Hockanum Valley Community Food Pantry Vernon, CT
  • Colon Cancer Alliance Washington, DC
  • Super Leaders, Inc. Washington, DC
  • Arc of the Nature Coast of Hernando, FL Brooksfield, FL
  • Boca Helping Hands Boca Raton, FL
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida Orlando, FL
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Chicago, IL
  • Pat Tillman Foundation Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Public Library (Harold Washington Library) Chicago, IL
  • Toys for Tots Chicago, IL
  • American Cancer Society (Relay for Life) Carmel, IN
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Boston, MA
  • Hope in Bloom Dedham, MA
  • Lowell Humane Society Lowell, MA
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank Brighton, MI
  • VSA of Southeast Michigan Detroit, MI
  • American Red Cross (Livingston County Chapter) Howell, MI
  • Autism Society of North Carolina Raleigh, NC
  • Special Olympics of North Carolina Morrisville, NC
  • Victory Junction Gang Camp Randleman, NC
  • Family Reach Foundation Parsippany Troy Hills, NJ
  • Julia M. Bommer Memorial Trust (Julia's Butterfly Foundation) Wyckoff, NJ
  • Connection for Women and Families (Pathways Women's Cancer Support) Summit, NJ
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Long Island Chapter Haupauge, NY
  • Manhasset Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department Manhasset, NY
  • Marfan Foundation Adopt-A-School Project Port Washington, NY
  • Conversation Station Orwell, OH
  • National Hemophilia Foundation Lansdale, PA
  • National MS Society Greater Delaware Valley Chapter Philadelphia, PA
  • Horses with Hope Pittsburgh, PA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State Cranston, RI
  • Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry Cumberland, RI
  • Operation Stand Down Johnston, RI
  • Shri Service Corps Pawtucket, RI
  • Tomorrow Fund Providence, RI
  • American Diabetes Association (Knoxville Office) Knoxville, TN
  • Haven for Hope San Antonio, TX
  • Kid Net Foundation (Jonathan's Place) Garland, TX
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas Irving, TX
  • North Texas Food Bank Dallas, TX
  • San Antonio Food Bank San Antonio, TX

For more information about #GivingTuesday, please visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/

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.

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Joanne Dwyer, CVS Health
(401) 770-2898
JDwyer@CVS.com

Eva Pereira, RF|Binder
(781) 559-0424
Eva.Pereira@rfbinder.com

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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to Award $25,000 to Nonprofits Nationwide on #GivingTuesday to Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteerism

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it will provide $25,000 in grants in honor of #GivingTuesday, a national movement when charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together on Tuesday, December 3 to create a national day of giving back. As part of CVS Caremark's #GivingTuesday initiative, CVS Caremark colleagues who volunteer their time are invited to nominate a local organization in their community to receive a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will randomly select 25 organizations from colleagues' submissions and announce the grantees on #GivingTuesday.

"CVS Caremark colleagues 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," saidEileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "We're excited to participate in #GivingTuesday to honor our colleagues and their commitment to their local communities and are proud to join a national movement that promotes the spirit of volunteerism and giving back."

#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 tosupport 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.

"This year we are seeing so many dynamic campaigns like this one from CVS Caremark coming together to form one community. There is so much energy and entrepreneurialism throughout the #GivingTuesday movement," said Henry Timms,#GivingTuesdayfounder and interim executive director of 92nd Street Y. "It has been humbling to see an idea that took root in one of 92Y's core values repairing the world resonate with people, organizations, and business entities around the world who have taken it upon themselves not only to inspire giving, but to support the volunteers and local heroes in their own communities."

CVS Caremark will announce its #GivingTuesday grantees on December 3 through social media. For more information about #GivingTuesday, please visit http://community.givingtuesday.org

About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education, disaster relief and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark 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 roomwww.cvscaremark.com/newsroom.

PRESS CONTACTS

Joanne Dwyer, CVS Caremark

Eva Pereira, for CVS Caremark

401-770-2898

(781) 559-0424

jdwyer@cvs.com

eva.pereira@rfbinder.com

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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $25,000 to Nonprofits Nationwide on #GivingTuesday to Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteerism

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today 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 that they volunteer with, to receive a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.

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Today is the 2nd 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 Caremark Charitable Trust and its mission to make a positive impact in the lives of people by investing in local communities.

"#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," saidEileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "Through our #GivingTuesday initiative, we are not only providing deserving non-profit 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."

Funding through the #GivingTuesday grant program will support 25 colleague-nominated 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

For more information about #GivingTuesday, please visit http://community.givingtuesday.org

About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education, disaster relief and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site atinfo.cvscaremark.com/investors.

PRESS CONTACTS
Joanne Dwyer, CVS Caremark
(401) 770-2898
jdwyer@cvs.com

Eva Pereira, for CVS Caremark
(781) 559-0424
eva.pereira@rfbinder.com

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