May 27, 2021 – Through a partnership with The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Tri County Community Action and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful completed three recent community improvement projects with the help of local volunteers and The GIANT Company’s team member engagement program.
Through a partnership with The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Tri County Community Action and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful completed three recent community improvement projects with the help of local volunteers and The GIANT Company’s team member engagement program.
At Pennypack on the Delaware, The GIANT Company teamed up with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Riverfront North Partnership to plant native plants to protect against the spread of invasive species, nonnative to the area. Twelve volunteers dispersed wood chip piles throughout the woodlots via wheelbarrows and buckets and planted 40 plants of four native species.
“It was a pleasure to work with The GIANT Company to support this hidden city gem and backyard greenway at Pennypack on the Delaware. The site leaders from Riverfront North and Keep Philly Beautiful were delighted by the curiosity and work ethic of The GIANT Company volunteers, who planted much-needed native plants and safe-guarded land plots against invasive species. The volunteers’ efforts at the multiuse park were made possible through a partnership of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a trusted beautification resource for organizations across the state, and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, said Kelly Offner, Executive Director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful.
In Allison Hill, a neighborhood of Harrisburg, five trees and over a dozen large, decorative planters were filled with soil and flowering plants along Derry and Market streets by local volunteers and The GIANT Company team with the goal of beautifying the main Allison Hill neighborhood corridors. Once volunteers completed the plantings, they moved on to the Heart of the Community Garden where they painted benches, planted flowers, pulled weeds, cleaned up litter, trimmed and mowed the green space.
The garden is known for its three-story, ‘Live the Conversation’ mural that illustrates local community residents and leaders and delivers a message of inspiration and nonviolence. It also provides a public space for the Allison Hill Farmers Market whose initiative is to improve local food security, enhance individual health, and build entrepreneurship among local farmers and residents, all while enriching community life in the Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg.
“We appreciate Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and The GIANT Company for their support in the beautification of the main Allison Hill corridors and the Heart of the Community Garden. Their volunteerism shows there is someone out there who cares about our community and the places they frequent. This act of generosity ensures the community garden will be in shape for the Allison Hill Farmers Market that is open every Wednesday from 3-7 PM, beginning on June 2,” said Danielle Krebs, Communications Manager for Tri County Community Action.
The recent cleanup and beautification projects are a continuation of community improvements initiated by The GIANT Company’s Reduced Emissions Program, which was developed in partnership with GreenPrint Holdings Inc. Through the Reduced Emissions Program, for every gallon of fuel purchased at a GIANT or MARTIN’S fuel station, GreenPrint will invest in carbon projects across the globe, which will offset up to 30% of the customer’s tailpipe carbon emissions.
“We want to make sure we are staying true to our purpose and helping to ensure a healthy planet for future generations and we are proud to work with organizations Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and their local affiliate Keep Harrisburg–Dauphin County Beautiful, who share our commitment,” said Jessica Groves, Social Impact Manager, The GIANT Company.
“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has supported community improvement initiatives and has encouraged community leadership, responsibility and a respect for the environment since 1990. We are honored to partner with The GIANT Company and our local affiliates and their supporters on the recent efforts in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg areas through its Reduced Emissions Program,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “The GIANT Company has been a sponsor of our Pick Up Pennsylvania program for a number of years. We look forward to continuing to provide opportunities for local community improvement through this partnership.”
Visit The GIANT Company’s website to learn more about the company’s sustainability programs. Visit www.keeppabeautiful.org for more information on programs or to find an event near you.
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About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 148 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.
About The GIANT Company
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company is passionate about connecting families and creating healthier communities. As an omni-channel retailer, The GIANT Company proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. With more than 35,000 talented team members supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 105 fuel stations, and over 130 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and creating an impact in local communities for a better future. The GIANT Company family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. The GIANT Company is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.
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