Additional Community Support
In addition to jobs, savings, and supplier development and support, we strive to be a good neighbor in the communities where we operate and source merchandise. In fiscal year 2008, our Company generated more than $13.2 billion in state and local tax revenue in the U.S., and collected millions more in sales taxes. These revenues help support key priorities like education, transportation projects and civil services.
In 2008, Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation made more than $378 million in cash and in-kind donations to local charitable organizations in the U.S. Combined with more than $45 million in international donations, our global giving number exceeds $423 million. We were also so proud to see our associates contribute a total of more than 1 million volunteer hours to local charitable organizations in their communities that same year. Click here to read more about our charitable giving priorities.