Maxwell House Unveils 'Drops Of Good' Community Center Winners
Three Charitable Organizations Each Will Receive Up to $50,000 in Renovations
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans from coast to coast have cast their votes for three deserving community centers to receive up to $50,000 in renovations from "Drops of Good: The Maxwell House Community Project." With the votes tallied, the winning community centers are:
- Charlotte: Urban Ministry Center
- Detroit: Center for Urban Youth and Family Development
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: American Indian Family Center
Maxwell House launched the second annual "Drops of Good" program to bring change to struggling communities by revitalizing crucial community centers. In partnership with Rebuilding Together, Maxwell House identified 10 worthy community centers from across the United States and asked Americans to vote for their favorite three to receive major renovations. The seven remaining community centers (located in Baltimore, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis) will each be awarded $5,000 grants from Maxwell House to continue flourishing in their local communities.
Beginning in July, Maxwell House will hit the road in a specially equipped truck to facilitate the renovations at each of the winning community centers. Along the way, the Maxwell House crew will deliver surprise "Drops of Good" grants to 10 additional worthy non-profit organizations, helping them continue making a difference in their neighborhoods.
"We're thrilled that so many Americans rallied behind these neighborhoods in need and voted for their favorite community center," said Corey Provine, Maxwell House Senior Brand Manager. "Maxwell House is looking forward to hitting the road this summer to continue making a difference in these communities and work hand in hand with local volunteers."
To follow the progress of "Drops of Good," track the truck and find local volunteer opportunities, visit www.MaxwellHouse.com/Drops-Of-Good.
About Maxwell House
Maxwell House coffee (MaxwellHouse.com) is one of Kraft Foods' global billion dollar brands. It was founded in 1892 by Joel Owsley Cheek, whose superior blend of top-quality coffee beans was first served at the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, TN. According to legend, the brand's well-known slogan, "Good to the Last Drop," was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt when he was served a cup of Maxwell House coffee at The Hermitage, former President Andrew Jackson's home. Today, the brand offers many varieties of Caffeinated and Decaffeinated Ground Coffee, Flavored Coffee, Instant Coffee, Maxwell House International and TASSIMO T DISCs.
About Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) is a global snacks powerhouse with an unrivaled portfolio of brands people love. Proudly marketing delicious biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, grocery products and convenient meals in approximately 170 countries, Kraft Foods had 2011 revenue of $54.4 billion. Twelve of the company's iconic brands – Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Tang and Trident – generate revenue of more than $1 billion annually. On Aug. 4, 2011, Kraft Foods announced plans to divide and create two independent public companies: a high-growth global snacks business and a high-margin North American grocery business. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of 2012. A leader in innovation, marketing, health & wellness and sustainability, Kraft Foods is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Ethibel Sustainability Index. Visit www.kraftfoodscompany.com and www.facebook.com/kraftfoodscorporate.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to safe, healthy homes and communities by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether. Media Contact: BCarter@rebuildingtogether.org (202) 518-3500.
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