Around the holidays in 2015 — typically a time for happy memories with loved ones — Will Donlow was laid off from his job, had his car repossessed, and was in the process of getting a divorce. He was at a low point, but after seeing a TV commercial for Save Our Sons, he began to turn his life around.
“Something told me to go, and I went the next day,” Donlow said. “It was like God spoke to me.”
Republic Services employees came together from the St. Louis, Missouri division to support a toy drive this holiday season and give back to those in need throughout the community. Republic employees and local leadership donated toys, money, and volunteered their time to the annual Toy Drive benefiting the Assistance League of St. Louis. The Assistance League was overwhelmed at the amount of toys Republic employees gathered and donated. The donation made a huge impact in a lot of children’s lives during the holidays.
Purina mobilizes 1,400 employees on "PetCare Pride Day" to make a big difference for pets and people in St. Louis area
ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to enriching the lives of pets and people, 1,400 Purina employees blanketed the greater St. Louis area last month during "PetCare Pride Day," the company's annual volunteer day. In its 16th year, PetCare Pride Day reached more than 20 non-profit organizations in Missouri and Illinois. Activities included:
Working across sectors and organizations, the East St. Louis community has come together to help young people feel safe and secure in their community, be ready to succeed in school and work and empower them to create change.
“The State of the Movement is strong,” declared Montez Holton, a junior at East St. Louis Senior High School, referring to the East Side Aligned collective impact “movement” in East St. Louis, IL. Working across sectors and organizations, the East St. Louis community has come together to help young people feel safe and secure in their community, be ready to succeed in school and work and empower them to create change.
When Edna Green walked into a Wendy’s Restaurant for her first job more than 20 years ago, she never could have guessed how the restaurant company and its founder Dave Thomas would change her life and the lives of dozens of children in foster care. Recently, at Wendy’s annual business meeting in Las Vegas, Edna took to the stage to tell the Wendy’s family about her journey from behind the restaurant counter to an adoption recruiter for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s signature program Wendy’s Wonderful Kids.
The gateway to the west is Ed Anderson’s latest stop on his Tour de Adoption. Half way through his ride across the United States, he’s gaining momentum on the road and towards his $1 million goal. To date, Ed has more than $210,000 pledged to his ride!
Ed Anderson is a Wendy’s franchisee from Newport News, VA and he is riding 4,000 miles across the country to raise awareness and critical funds for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Republic recently hosted a group of high school students enrolled in the Harris-Stowe University Science Summer Camp. The students are from the Jennings and Riverview Gardens school districts in St. Louis, Missouri and were invited to tour the Bridgeton Landfill and Republic’s St. Louis Recycling Center.
A group of Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) employees joined data scientists, designers, engineers, students from Washington University and members of the Delmar Loop community in Saint Louis, MO for the Delmar Loop Social Impact Hackathon this month.
107 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Now Serving Metro St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services announced today the addition of four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout metropolitan St. Louis. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in metropolitan St. Louis to 107.
10 nonprofit organizations help kids lead healthier lives
December 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] in partnership with The St. Louis Community Foundation announced today an 18-month, $500,000 GSK IMPACT Grant awarded to East Side Thrives, an initiative of 10 nonprofits working together as part of the East Side Aligned effort – facilitated by United Way of Greater St. Louis. The grant will support the nonprofits’ focus on equipping East St.