Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful has received a $5,000 grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to support the 2012 Community Roots Day, and a $2,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful to further expand its “Every Butt Hurts” campaign against cigarette litter.
The Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grant is one of 120 merit-based grants awarded nationally to support community improvement projects nominated by local Keep America Beautiful affiliates.
Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful will use the grant to defray the cost of buying trees, shrubs and supplies for the 20th annual Community Roots Day, which will be held Oct. 27 on New Walkertown Road and along the Newell/Massey Greenway.
For more information or to volunteer online for Community Roots Day, go to KWSB.CityofWS.org and click on the Events Link.
The $2,000 grant to expand the “Every Butt Hurts” campaign will allow Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful to place cigarette receptacles at additional locations downtown along Fourth Street. It will also pay for more pocket ashtrays and promotional coasters to be used at participating restaurants.
This is the second expansion grant Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful has received for the program, which started in January 2011 with a $5,000 anti-litter grant funded by Reynolds American and Philip Morris USA. For more about the campaign and information on receiving a free pocket ashtray, go to EveryButtHurts.com or call CityLink 311.
Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful website