It was a big day for 17 local charities as they received more than $15,000 dollars from a local Wal-Mart store. The non-profit groups benefited from the donations, made each year by the South Broadway store. The checks ranged from $500 to $1,500. Wal-Mart stores across the country participate in the program. Wal-Mart representatives say the donations are extra special for them today because the store is celebrating 5 years as part of the South Tyler Community.