News Article

9/2/2015

Local Walmart Distribution Center Awards $2,000 Community Grant to STEP, Inc.

Through the Walmart Foundation, Walmart Distribution Center 6039 located in Midway, TN, recently awarded STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) headquartered in Greeneville, TN with a Community Grant in the amount of $2,000.  STEP will utilize the funding to upgrade materials and their website platforms to provide information to youth with disabilities as they prepare for high school and adult life. Materials funded by this award will directly benefit parents, youth and teachers in our community.

About STEP, Inc. - www.tnstep.org 

STEP, Inc. (Support & Training for Exceptional Parents) houses one of 109 Parent Centers across the U.S. funded by the U.S. Department of Education.   STEP is a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on individual, corporate, and foundation contributions and support.  STEP services are FREE and available to any parent or family member of a child or youth with a disability, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or a student who may need special help in school (birth through age 26).  For over 25 years STEP has been serving Tennessee families who have children with disabilities, youth with disabilities and working collaboratively with schools and other organizations that also provide services and supports to families and youth.   STEP, Inc. has offices in East (Greeneville), Middle (Nashville) and West (Memphis) Tennessee.

For more information about services provided by STEP please visit our website at www.tnstep.org or contact us at 423-639-0125, toll free in TN at 800-280-7837 or via email at information@tnstep.org.   Services are also available in Spanish at 800-975-2919 (Española).  To make a tax deductible donation visit www.tnstep.org/donate.  To volunteer your services visit www.tnstep.org/involved.   We appreciate your support.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts that draw on the strengths of Walmart in the arenas of sustainability, economic opportunity, and community. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit www.foundation.walmart.com.

Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Community Grant Program, Walmart associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. If you are interested in applying for funding through the Community Grant Program please visit the Walmart Foundation website at http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving-guidelines.

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