CVS Caremark Celebrates #GivingTuesday and Colleagues Who Volunteer

Dec 4, 2013 3:15 PM ET

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By Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy; President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

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 make a positive impact in our local communities.

We are excited to join this national movement that supports local organizations and volunteers. #GivingTuesday aligns with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and its mission to make a difference in the lives of the people CVS Caremark serves each and every day. 

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 received an overwhelming response from our colleagues, who are passionate about supporting a variety of causes in their local communities.

We are proud to announce that 25 organizations nationwide will receive $1,000 grants as part of CVS Caremark’s #GivingTuesday initiative, which will support the great community-based work of our nonprofit partners, while honoring our CVS Caremark colleagues commitment to volunteerism.

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

East Tennessee Children's Hospital (Knoxville, TN)
Nominated by Jennifer Downey

Danny Did Foundation (Chicago, IL)
Nominated by Theresa Juday

Flying Horse Farms (Cleveland, OH)
Nominated by Tendai Mukeredzi

Food for Kids Backpacks to Go Program (Murraysville, PA)
Nominated by Megan Keim

Girl Scouts Rhode Island (Warwick, RI)
Nominated by Laura Crowe

Girls, Inc. of Dallas (Dallas, TX)
Nominated by Paula McCloud

Special Olympics (Miunt Pleasant, MI)
Nominated by Dawn Ritchie

Waianae Boys and Girls Club (Waianae, HI)
Nominated by Tanya Verdis

Hope in Bloom (Dedham, MA)
Nominated by Stephanie Fine

Providence Animal Rescue League (Providence, RI)
Nominated by Elizabeth Ward

Wayside Waifs (Kansas City, MO)
Nominated by Elizabeth Bacon

Arizona Animal Welfare League (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Nominated by Mary Allen

American BrainTumor Association (Chicago, IL)
Nominated by Alison Hanscum

Happily Ever After League - HEAL (Scottsdale, AZ)
Nominated by Michelle Buan-Vega

Hospice of the Valley (Pheonix, AZ)
Nominated by Kim Driscoll

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (New York, NY)
Nominated by Amie Hetzel

Michael J Fox Foundation (New York, NY)
Nominated by Rhonda Norton

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Manhattan Beach, NY)
Nominated by Karen Levesque

T. J. Martel Foundation (Nashville, TN)
Nominated by Donald Powers

American Cancer Society (New York, NY)
Nominated by Joseph Koc

Social Services
Big Sister Association (Boston, MA)
Nominated by Sabrina Kwauk

Lovin' Spoonfuls (Boston, MA)
Nominated by Jerilyn Libby

Operation Homefront (San Antonio, TX)
Nominated by Bonnie Eastham

Pat Tillman Foundation (Chicago, IL)
Nominated by Kyle Burkhalter

Wounded Warrior Project (Pittsburgh, PA)
Nominated by Jolene Cain

CVS Caremark is proud to be a participant in #GivingTuesday, and we hope the dedication and generosity of this national call to action will stay with all of us through the holiday season and beyond. You can get involved by visiting