PHOENIX, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly established Republic Services Charitable Foundation has announced the recipients of its first-ever companywide charitable giving program called National Neighborhood Promise™. National Neighborhood Promise grants are designed to deliver critical funding to nonprofit organizations leading neighborhood revitalization projects across the country.
"For the first time, our more than 35,000 employees across the country are coming together on a national level to focus our charitable giving efforts more strategically, making significant and lasting impacts on the neighborhoods that need it most," said President and CEO Don Slager. "We're excited about this important step in Republic Services' growth and look forward to making an even bigger difference in the communities we serve."
Through National Neighborhood Promise, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation partners with select 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to directly support neighborhood revitalization projects and programs within the United States, including Puerto Rico. These partnerships strengthen the neighborhoods in which Republic's employees live and work.
In 2018, the Foundation is funding projects with eight partners in local communities, with grants ranging from $40,000-$250,000:
- Avenue Community Development Corp. (Houston, TX)
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Housing Partnership, Inc.
- Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids (MI) Nonprofit Housing Corp.
- Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities (Davenport, IA)
- The Neighborhood Developers, Inc. (Chelsea, MA)
- Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
- Rebuilding Together St. Louis
- Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services (Corvallis, OR)
The selected projects include critical home repairs, community cleanups and park revitalizations. Republic Services employees in each of the eight communities will offer volunteer time in addition to the grant funding and in-kind products and services. The projects in total are estimated to impact more than 100,000 residents.
Grant recipients for 2019 will be announced early next year.
For more information about the Republic Services Charitable Foundation and the National Neighborhood Promise program, please visit RepublicServices.com/giving.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make responsive waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We'll handle it from here.®, the brand's promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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