Grant from Walmart Foundation
Systems Unlimited is grateful to the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program for providing this much need wheelchair van! This modified wheelchair van will allow the individuals we serve to have transportation to appointments, daily living skills training, and community activities.
From Walmart’s press release, dated April 14, 2016:
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $530,000 to 14 nonprofit organizations over the last year for their dedication to the state of Iowa. Through its State Giving program, the Walmart Foundation awarded grants to ten nonprofits dedicated to serving residents through its core areas of giving, including hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, career opportunity and women’s economic empowerment. An additional four organizations received donations as a result of their participation in the company’s 2015 “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign The 2016 Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign is currently underway and runs through April 25.
“Walmart is proud to support these 14 organizations and their efforts to help residents across the state live better,” said Kyla Luckie, Walmart regional general manager. “Through our community support, we are able to champion local nonprofit groups that address key issues including hunger, career opportunity and economic advancement.”
Systems Unlimited, Inc. received a $44,000 grant to purchase a wheelchair van that will be modified to accommodate and transport individuals in Iowa City and surrounding communities.