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Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation announces partnership program

posted May 22, 2013, 10:35 AM by Robert Phelps   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 1:30 PM ]
LITTLE ROCK (May 14, 2013) Local businesses now have the opportunity to help enhance and advance Arkansas’ environmental quality of life by becoming a certified partner of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation.

“The foundation exists to build perpetual capital that will be used to create and fund effective environmental programs throughout the state,” said Bill Smith, executive director of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation. “We encourage local businesses to become a partner to help us engage Arkansans in programs to keep our state clean and green.”

Any business can become a Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation Partner with a tax-deductible commitment of $150, $250 or $500 annually. Partnering businesses will also pledge to maintain a clean and litter-free business and parking lot and to volunteer at a local Great American Cleanup or Great Arkansas Cleanup event.

Partners of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation benefit by receiving:
  • An official Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation Certificate of Partnership
  • An official Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation Partner sign to display in the business’ window
  • Featured listing as a Partner on the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation website
  • Featured listing as a Partner in the foundation’s periodic e-newsletter
The program is based on the size of the business. If there are 25 employees or less, we ask for $150; 25-99 employees $250 and 100 employees plus the partnership is $500. This is an annual program and assists the foundation in its support of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission and programs of the foundation like the Litter-Free Zone program.
 
We ask that the business partners commit to maintaining a clean and litter-free work environment and parking lot, volunteer a minimum of two hours annually at a local Great Arkansas Cleanup or Great American Cleanup event and commit to an annual contribution.
 
We believe every business in the state should be a part of this program and we encourage you to spread the word to other businesses. The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation strives to advance and enhance Arkansas’ environmental quality of life. The foundation is challenged with building perpetual capital that will be used to create and or fund effective environmental programs, such as the Litter-Free Zone clean-campus curriculum. Such innovative programming will help engage Arkansans in keeping the state clean and green.