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TxDOT, Walmart and EPPD Partner for Safety Seat Checks

The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District is launching a new partnership this week with Walmart and the El Paso Police Department.  Under the collaboration, the group will provide child car seat inspections at local Walmart superstore locations.

“This is the first time we have joined forces with Walmart,” said TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist Monica O’Kane. “The partnership enhances our outreach and allows us to leverage our resources and help more people.”

Walmart Market Asset Production Manager Elsa Garcia says the agency cooperation aligns with Walmart’s mission to work as a team and give back to the communities they serve.

“Our children are our future and keeping them safe is one of our community priorities,” said Garcia. “We invite our customers to join us at a car seat event to ensure they’re doing all they can to keep their children safe in their vehicles.”

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from various agencies and the El Paso Police Department will assist with the onsite inspections.

“A true team effort, we are proud to partner with TxDOT and Walmart who are providing child safety seats and hosting city wide events for this very important drive to help ensure child safety in vehicles through the proper use of child safety seats,” said Sgt. Enrique Carrillo with the El Paso Police Department Public Relations Office.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.

“Having a child safety seat isn’t enough,” added O’Kane. “There are age specific seats and each must be installed correctly to be effective. Sometimes parents are not aware, our safety events assist with this.”

Safety checks at Walmart superstore locations across the city have been scheduled over the summer. Each two-hour session is first come, first served and children must be present. The first event is this Friday, June 8th.

  • June 8              9441 Alameda                         8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • June 13           13900 Horizon Blvd.                8 a.m.  –  10 a.m.
  • June 15           10727 Gateway West              8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • July 13             7555 Mesa                              8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • August 3          4530 Woodrow Bean               8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • August 17        1850 N Zaragoza                     8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Walmart Honors Ituarte Elementary Student as Everyday Hero for El Paso

Tony Fernandez, a fourth-grade student at Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary School, has been named Walmart’s Everyday Hero in El Paso for his contributions to the community.

As a reward for his community service, a local Walmart store manager and team presented Fernandez with some $300 worth of school gear at a special school gathering Wednesday afternoon.

Fernandez won the Everyday Hero award because of his humanitarian efforts to collect plastic bottle caps for Caps on Cancer and Wounded Warrior Veterans, which are being collected at Eastlake High School. The caps go to the local VA hospital and from there they are shipped to be used to make prosthetic limbs for veterans who have lost their limbs during combat.

In addition, the caps also are being donated to projects to help children with cancer receive free chemo treatment.

“Tony stands in the lunch line every day to collect milk caps from his fellow students and also recruited the cafeteria employees to bring out a bag to assist him with his collection,” said Ivonne Martinez, his teacher at Ituarte Elementary School.

“He collects more than 100 caps a day and knows he is doing it for a special purpose while expecting nothing for himself.”

 

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to Benefit from Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.”

Walmart recently launched its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, a nationwide initiative calling on the public to take action in the fight against hunger, and a local food bank could reap the benefits.

The Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks, of which El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is a member, stands to benefit from the campaign goal to secure at least 100 million meals for Feeding America food banks across the country.

“We appreciate Walmart’s ongoing commitment to fighting hunger and are thrilled that Walmart is asking the public to get involved and make a difference in their local communities through the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ campaign,” said Victor M. Nevarez, CEO of the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.

Nevarez adds, “This campaign will significantly boost our collective ability to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America, allowing us to secure more local funds and ultimately provide food to more people in need in the El Paso area. We hope people across El Paso will take action and participate in the campaign.”

Working with customers, Discover and five of its national suppliers – Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, the Kraft Heinz Company and PepsiCo – Walmart is offering three easy ways for everyone to take action against hunger and help a local Feeding America food bank through social, online and in-store participation.

1.      Purchase: For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores from April 17 – May 15, 2017, the supplier will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits. For every Discover card transaction made at U.S. Walmart stores and Walmart.com during the campaign period, Discover will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) to Feeding America and its network of member food banks, up to $1 million. See Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.
2.      Online Acts of Support:  Generate meals for Feeding America food banks by engaging with the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign on social media:
Facebook – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or react positively to campaign content; click on Walmart provided campaign content.
Instagram – create or share content using the campaign hashtag #FightHunger; like or share Walmart generated campaign content.
Snapchat – Use Walmart provided Fight Hunger. Spark Change. filters nationwide on April 21.
Twitter – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or make a campaign tweet a favorite; retweet a message featuring the campaign hashtag #FightHunger; click on Walmart provided campaign content.
For each online act of support, Walmart will donate the equivalent of 10 meals ($0.90) to Feeding America on behalf of member food banks, up to $1.5 million.
3.      Donate at the Register: Donate to a Feeding America member food bank at the register during checkout.

With Feeding America reporting that one in eight people in America struggle with hunger, the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign comes at a critical time. Here in El Paso, 90,730 people may not know where they will find their next meal.

“This campaign is an important part of our ongoing commitment to helping families who struggle with hunger,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart. “Together with suppliers, customers and friends at Feeding America, we’re dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those who live and work in the communities we serve.”

This is Walmart’s 11th year working with Feeding America nationally to fight hunger and the 4th annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign.
To learn more about the campaign, visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger

Partnership Between Canutillo ISD, St. Francis on the Hill, Walmart help Students

Students at Deanna Davenport Elementary got a boost as they head back to school this fall.

A community service project partnership between Canutillo ISD, St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church, and Walmart provided a shopping spree for new school clothing and school supplies.

Give ‘em a Boost is targeted to the Westway community where 43.9% of children under the age of eighteen live below the poverty level.

The outreach program provided children from these families with a budget of $70 to purchase essential new clothing, shoes, dresses, shirts, pants, school uniforms as well as school supplies.

cisd 2Outreach organizer A.C. Sanders III encouraged this as an opportunity for other businesses and organizations to make a difference in the lives of each student.

“Meeting these students’ basic needs enables them to focus on learning and succeeding in life and school,” Sanders said. “Our philosophy is that the students learn better if they feel better about themselves. There’s nothing like seeing their smiles and gratitude as they head back to school with new gear.”

The outreach is funded by many individuals who make small and large donations and was able to more than double the number of students impacted in their second year to 120 from 50 last year with a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande.

Walmart gave a 10% discount on all student purchases while Canutillo ISD provided the transportation for the trip.