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

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.

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

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, or through the Web site’s press room at

SOURCE: CVS Health Foundation