Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the organization is providing Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) with a $5,000 grant as part of the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program.
The 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program engages local volunteers, working alongside Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, to take action on projects that focus on critical, local needs.
Keep Irving Beautiful’s grant will be used to enhance “Adopt-a-Spot,” its longest running program, which encourages groups to adopt a location and pledge to keep it litter-free. There are adopted areas in all parts of the city, representing a wide demographic. Schools, civic organizations, companies, faith groups and families are among the volunteers who participate in this program, and account for thousands of volunteer hours each year.
“This generous grant from Lowe’s through their partnership with Keep America Beautiful will go to support our Adopt-a-Spot groups, as well as promote the adoption of new locations” said KIB Board member Kelly Horn. “We will be able to supply groups with volunteer vests, litter pickers, gloves, and both trash and recycle bags. Adopt-a-Spot volunteers do so much to help keep our community clean, and we appreciate their dedication and service.”
In addition to Keep Irving Beautiful’s grant initiative, Lowe’s is supporting more than 40 other Keep America Beautiful grant-funded community service projects in 2018 as well as Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. Since the partnership began in 2011, Lowe’s has contributed nearly $8 million, with more than 2,100 Lowe’s Heroes volunteers helping Keep America Beautiful improve local communities.
“These targeted grant projects will provide significant benefits in many areas of the country, both urban and rural, that often are neglected,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “Our network of affiliates has been particularly creative in using these grassroots grants to develop and deliver programs that embrace their community members, while transforming often neglected public spaces into beautiful places.”
“At Lowe’s, we want to help people love where they live in the communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Julie Yenichek, Lowe’s director of community relations. “Our commitment to community investment doesn’t stop at charitable giving. We’re proud of our Lowe’s Heroes volunteer involvement and the difference they have made nationwide. Loving where you live extends beyond walls and fences, and we applaud Keep America Beautiful’s vision.”
About Keep Irving Beautiful
Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of our city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of our city including government, business, church, cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. If you are interested in volunteering with KIB, or making your activity a “green event,” please go to Keep Irving Beautiful, or call the KIB office at (972) 721-2175. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is our cornerstone. We empower generations of community stewards to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals.?Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.