Walmart Awards $50,000 to Friends of Caroline Hospice

March 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC – Friends of Caroline Hospice announced that it has received a $50,000 grant from Walmart. This gift will support their ongoing mission to provide services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life threatening illness, as well as support for their families, friends and for the community.

“We are extremely grateful for this funding,” said Lindsay Roberg, Executive Director. “FRIENDS celebrates its 35th year of providing clinical and medical services, psychosocial and spiritual support, as well as bereavement support for adults and children. FRIENDS will care for patients diagnosed with a hospice related illness wherever they call home and regardless of their ability to pay.”

“Walmart is honored to support Friends of Caroline Hospice in South Carolina,” said Brooke Mueller, Director of Public Affairs for Walmart. “We’re committed to organizations like FRIENDS that consistently have such a positive impact, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide hope for those affected by life threatening illnesses.”

In 2013, community giving in South Carolina from Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and the Walmart Foundation totaled $29.2 million.


About Friends of Caroline Hospice

Friends of Caroline Hospice is a non-profit organization that was started in 1977 when a young local woman named Caroline Sue Quann was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her friends resolved to honor her final wishes to die at home. They pulled together their resources and were able to give her companionship and medical care during her final days at home. FRIENDS relies on volunteers in a variety of ways that include patient and family support, assisting in the office, fundraisers, caregiver support groups and child bereavement groups. For more information on Friends of Caroline Hospice visit their website at


About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts that draw on the strengths of Walmart in the arenas of sustainability, economic opportunity, and community. As part of our commitment to creating a more sustainable food system worldwide, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States. They recently exceeded a $2 billion goal to fight hunger one year ahead of schedule and have donated more than 1.5 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit