The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint Team Up With Coca-Cola
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint is teaming up with Coca-Cola tomorrow to hand out rain barrel’s to help Flint residents. Coca-Cola is celebrating their 125th anniversary and wants to give back to communities while helping the environment.Tomorrow, join the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint and Coca-Cola as they break ground on a community garden at the Flint Distribution Center. Local residents will be able to use the garden; the rain barrels will be the water supply for the garden.
According to Coca Cola:
‘”The barrels are repurposed Coca-Cola syrup barrels, retrofitted for residential rain harvesting use in home gardens, schools and community gardens. The use of Coca-Cola rain barrels helps support the company’s goal to safely return to nature and our communities an amount of water equivalent to what we use in our production.'”
Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, Jamie Gaskin is very excited for this project taking place tomorrow:
‘”We teach children to have respect for our environment. Through our partnership with Coca-Cola, we are able to bring that responsibility to life while learning together and ultimately, making a difference in our community.'”
The event will take place from 9am until noon at the center, which is located at 2603 Lapeer Road. Go to Coca-Cola’s website for more details.
The Boys and Girls Club will also get a donation with the money that was given to the city from Reader’s Digest. This is another way of how you can help support the community.