Through Let’s Play, Keurig Dr Pepper and KaBOOM! are creating safe and inspiring PLAYces for kids to learn, explore, grow and just be kids

The Illinois beverage industry is an important part of the state’s economy. Our industry supports its local communities through jobs, tax revenue and charitable contributions.

The IBA is a nearly 100-year-old association that has been serving generations of people in Illinois who make thirst-quenching, non-alcoholic beverages an important part of their lives. Throughout the state, IBA is working directly with communities and local-area organizations as volunteers and making direct charitable contributions of more than $72 million.

The Illinois beverage industry is an important part of the state’s economy. Our industry supports its local communities through jobs, tax revenue and charitable contributions.

The IBA is a nearly 100-year-old association that has been serving generations of people in Illinois who make thirst-quenching, non-alcoholic beverages an important part of their lives. Throughout the state, IBA is working directly with communities and local-area organizations as volunteers and making direct charitable contributions of more than $72 million.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFILES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFILES

LIFEWTR® BRINGS TOGETHER LOCAL ARTIST & STUDENTS TO CONSTRUCT LATEST BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AT PERCY L. JULIAN HIGH SCHOOL

In December 2019, PepsiCo’s LIFEWTR unveiled its third beautification project in Chicago at Percy L. Julian High School alongside Principal Myron L. Hester, students and local artist, Miss Merlot. Students helped create their gymnasium’s vibrant new mural, as a part of PepsiCo’s 2019 #CanvasForChange initiative to impact 10 million students nationwide.

Earlier this month, Miss Merlot spent time with Percy L. Julian High School art students to discuss the importance of finding their own creative outlets, while leading class workshops with the support of LIFEWTR. To date, the brand has donated over 300 Scholastic art kits to Chicago Public Schools, provided resources for local students, and commissioned additional beautifications projects at Roosevelt High School and Albany Park Community Center.

LIFEWTR’s community beautification program will bring art education to 10 million students by helping to beautify schools and community centers in underprivileged areas and showcasing local artists’ work while raising awareness for the decline in art education programs for students.

KEURIG DR PEPPER: LET’S PLAY

Let’s Play is an initiative launched in 2011 by Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) to provide the tools, places and inspiration to make play a daily priority.

By providing underserved communities with safe, accessible playgrounds and sports equipment through its signature Let’s Play initiative, Keurig Dr Pepper is making play possible for more kids and doing its part to help eliminate the play deficit and support active play, a critical part of childhood development. Active Play helps kids grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, helping them to become healthy and happy adults.

By 2017, Keurig Dr Pepper, through Let’s Play, provided nearly 10 million children across North America with new opportunities to play and be active. In partnership with the nonprofit organizations KaBOOM! and Good Sports, Let’s Play is working to eliminate the ‘play deficit’ by building and improving play spaces and providing grants for athletic equipment and gear.

KEURIG DR PEPPER: LET’S PLAY

Let’s Play is an initiative launched in 2011 by Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) to provide the tools, places and inspiration to make play a daily priority.

By providing underserved communities with safe, accessible playgrounds and sports equipment through its signature Let’s Play initiative, Keurig Dr Pepper is making play possible for more kids and doing its part to help eliminate the play deficit and support active play, a critical part of childhood development. Active Play helps kids grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, helping them to become healthy and happy adults.

By 2017, Keurig Dr Pepper, through Let’s Play, provided nearly 10 million children across North America with new opportunities to play and be active. In partnership with the nonprofit organizations KaBOOM! and Good Sports, Let’s Play is working to eliminate the ‘play deficit’ by building and improving play spaces and providing grants for athletic equipment and gear.

HEARTLAND COCA-COLA PROVIDES VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2019 SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES

Our IBA member Heartland Coca-Cola is a local distributor in central and southern Illinois, as well as a founding partner of the Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games.

In July 1968, the inaugural Special Olympics were held in Chicago, with Heartland as a partner. Last year, Heartland showed their support by providing nearly 20 volunteers to assist athletes during the 2019 games.

More than 6,000 people – including 4,000 athletes, family, friends, coaches and volunteers – benefited from Heartland’s support.