What a difference just a few hours and some amazing volunteers can make.
This past Saturday, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, along with the City of Philadelphia, were proud to team up with Dow Chemical’s Propel to Excel training and talent development program to transform the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in the Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. In three short hours, two hundred top Dow engineers helped revitalize a community hub that serves hundreds of Philadelphia’s children and families each year. Dow volunteers refreshed the outdoor fencing running the perimeter of Lonnie Young, painted multiple rooms throughout the Center, refurbished outdoor benches, planted new flower beds, and built additional shelving for the Center’s auditorium. Much of the paint used on Saturday was donated by Dow through the Community Paint Donation Program, another partnership with Keep America Beautiful.
Keep America Beautiful and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful work every day to create and sustain vibrant communities, and this Saturday’s success is a perfect example of how we could not fulfill that mission without the commitment to good citizenship of partners like Dow. We encourage you to find out more about Dow’s Corporate Citizenship work here, and to visit Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful online to see how you get involved in helping to keep your community beautiful. We also hope you will take a moment to look through our pictures from Saturday’s big event, to see the impact we made for yourself.