Procter & Gamble’s Bounty brand, in partnership with HandsOn Network and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, are teaming up with more than 1,000 volunteers to transform the learning environments of 30 public schools in 10 cities across the country from April through June.
“Jennie and I are thrilled to be here in Los Angeles to join Bounty and all of the volunteers who have given their time today to truly make a difference in the lives of these young students,” said Peter Facinelli, star of the Twilight saga. “As parents of three daughters, we understand the importance of inspiring children in the classroom, and we are happy to be part of a program committed to improving their learning potential.”
The Make A Clean Difference initiative was launched by Mary J. Blige and Russell Simmons at an event in May at New York City’s PS 165 Elementary School. Mary J. Blige and Russell Simmons, a co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, led the team of community volunteers in tackling everything from cleaning the cafeteria and auditorium to brightening up school grounds with a fresh coat of paint. Intended to inspire continued creativity in classroom, Rush’s teaching artist volunteers will also create a special mural at the school.
The program, announced by Gabrielle Union in Washington, D.C. on April 20, encourages local community volunteers to join Bounty in its commitment to transform the learning environments of schools across the country by getting them “Bounty clean.”
“We are thrilled to see the impact the volunteers have made here at Kingsley Elementary in Los Angeles today and pleased to provide a clean learning environment for students to unlock their creativity and curiosity,” said Dave Lee, Procter & Gamble North American Bounty Brand Manager. “We believe that messes should never get in the way of hands-on activity and learning and are pleased to have this opportunity to provide Kingsley with a fresh start for the next school year as this one winds down.”
The Bounty “Make a Clean Difference” program will take place at 30 public schools in the following cities from April through June: Atlanta; GA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bounty.