The Pepsi Refresh Project, a groundbreaking effort that funds ideas, big and small, that can refresh the world, announced recently that Nancy Nelson of Cherokee was the recipient of a $5,000 grant.
Pepsi is awarding more than $20 million to ideas that will move the world forward. Anyone can submit an idea at www.RefreshEverything.com, and each month the public decides who wins.
Nelson, a professional seamstress and owner of Nelson's Sewing, looked for ways to "make something old into something new." Her project involves recycling t-shirts into shopping bags. She will donate the time and labor necessary to produce the bags. Proceeds from the sale of the shopping bags will be donated to local animal shelters. She hopes to raise at least $10,000 to save animals. For more on Nancy's idea, visit http://www.refresheverything.com/tshirtb....
"This is a great example of how helping to refresh our world through the Pepsi Refresh Project starts with our local communities." said Dean Wallace, location sales manager, Pepsi Beverages Company of Carroll, Iowa. "Through Nancy Nelson's efforts she is addressing recycling and making a difference for local animal shelters."
The Pepsi Refresh Project is an evolution of the Refresh Everything initiative Pepsi launched in 2009, which showed the brand as a catalyst for optimism. In 2010, Pepsi is funding ideas that will move the world forward in six categories: Health, Arts & Culture, Food & Shelter, The Planet, Neighborhoods and Education. The Pepsi Refresh Project will feature significant social engagement around people and the power of ideas.
To implement the project, Pepsi has partnered with three organizations dedicated to making a positive difference in the world: GOOD, a leading platform for thought and action revolving around pushing the world forward; Global Giving, an online marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them; and Do Something, the largest non-profit teen charity.