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Wrigley Associates Celebrate the Wrigley Company Foundation’s 30 Years of Giving

08/14/2017

Associates helped determine recipients of a $1 million-plus charitable anniversary donation

To celebrate three decades of contributing to a happier, healthier world, the Wrigley Company Foundation asked Wrigley Associates to raise their voices and vote for how it should distribute more than $1 million (USD) among its four global charity partners. Wrigley Associates across the globe got in on the action and enthusiastically cast their votes earlier this year. The results are in! The Wrigley Company Foundation will award:

“I speak for my colleagues around the world when I express deepest thanks for the $500,000 Wrigley Company Foundation 30th Anniversary grant,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. “Their partnership has made it possible for Save the Children to help underserved schoolchildren learn how to care for their teeth and take pride in their oral hygiene. Thank you for helping us give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

The 30th anniversary contributions continue the Foundation’s long-standing charitable mission. Since its founding in 1987, the Wrigley Company Foundation has positively impacted millions of people around the world, donating more than $70 million USD to support initiatives focused on oral health, environmental stewardship and local needs that ensure healthy communities. In fact, it has worked with its four global charity partners to:

  • - Provide oral health education, access to care and clean drinking water to more than 800,000 adults and schoolchildren – partnering with Save the Children.
  • - Reach 1.8 million students in 35 countries with litter prevention and environmental education programs – partnering with the Foundation for Environmental Education.
  • - Improve the futures of 57,000 children in 804 mint farming villages in India through literacy and educational programming – partnering with Pratham.
  • - Support emergency and long-term recovery efforts of Wrigley site communities around the world – partnering with the American Red Cross International Services.

“The Wrigley Company Foundation makes me proud to be an Associate,” shared Autumn Fox, senior R&D program analyst at Wrigley. “I was excited to cast my vote in celebration of the Foundation’s anniversary!”

Congratulations to the Wrigley Company Foundation for making a positive difference through its 30 years of meaningful work.