Near $2 million in grants to support sustainable development green spaces, community centers and housing
PHOENIX, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) Charitable Foundation today named 10 grant recipients for its 2022 National Neighborhood Pledge® program, a national community revitalization initiative. The grants will primarily support local chapters of national nonprofits — Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International, and NeighborWorks America — to build sustainable green spaces, refresh community spaces, and provide housing for those in need.
“We believe in investing in the communities where our customers and employees live and work, so it’s a privilege to support proven organizations providing critical resources locally,” said Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO of Republic Services. “These neighborhood revitalization projects strengthen both our communities and our businesses over the long term, which is why we’ve made charitable giving part of Republic’s sustainability goals.”
Since 2018, National Neighborhood Promise has provided partner organizations with funding, products and services, serving as the engine of local revitalization efforts. In addition, the Foundation prioritizes volunteerism by providing employees with opportunities to give back to the communities in which they live and work. To date, the Foundation has funded nearly 70 National Neighborhood Promise projects and, through all of Republic Services’ charitable giving efforts, has positively impacted nearly 6 million people.
The 2022 Foundation laureates, receiving grants ranging from $125,000 at $250,000to understand:
Projects this year include building community centers, revitalizing neighborhood playgrounds, and expanding a meals program for those experiencing food insecurity. In 2022, the Foundation’s charitable projects include Baton Rouge, The.and Albany, Oregon.for the first time.
This year also represents the continuation of successful past relationships, including the Foundation’s second project with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago – an example of how Republic Services and community leaders are working together to leave lasting legacies.
“Our continued partnership with the Republic Services Charitable Foundation has brought so much joy and relief to Chicago most vulnerable neighborhoods,” said Wanda Ramirez, CEO of Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago. “With the help of the Foundation, we plan to repair and revitalize Margaret’s Village, a crucial community space for women and families seeking transitional housing. It’s that kind of continued impact in the community that inspires our organization to continue to seek out invaluable partners like Republic Services.”
National Neighborhood Promise projects support Republic’s long-term sustainability goal of positively impacting 20 million people through charitable giving by 2030 and are another way the company demonstrates sustainability in action. For more information about the Republic Services Charitable Foundation and the National Neighborhood Promise program, please visit RepublicServices.com/giving.
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