Saturday, April 22, 2006

Big Check!

Big Check!
Big Check!,
originally uploaded by mahlness.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2006, I accepted a sponsorship donation to the Earth Day Groceries Project from Albertsons - at their Mercer Island, Washington store. A very nice Earth Day!

This was quite a deal for the fledgling nonprofit organization. I hope more grocery chains will join in. I was told there that 270 schools participated with Albertsons this year, and decorated over 49,000 Earth Day grocery bags - distributed to customers today.

What is really cool here is that store managers went out to schools to get them involved, and not the other way around - which is often a frustrating task for a teacher at a school - going begging to a store for bags, trying to "sell" the idea, etc. A very good sign for the future...

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