In the D.C. area, Walmart has focused its philanthropy on hunger issues, which compliments the theme of all the fresh veggies they’ll be bringing to four spots in the District and has helped win over many advocates for the poor. Today, they reach into the environmentalist realm with a $100,000 donation to the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership, a coalition of governments and non-profits charged with executing a plan to clean up the river. Along with its nationwide effort, it’s a small contribution towards offsetting the oily legacy of gigantic parking lots that helped ruin watersheds around the country.
Just like the last big donation came right after a Respect DC protest, this one is also conveniently timed for the day Jobs With Justice plans to protest Walmart outside its Penn Quarter government affairs office.
I told you these people were brilliant.