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Unilever and H-E-B Celebrate San Antonio area schools’ recycling efforts on TEXAS RECYCLES DAY

Nov. 15, 2023 – Supported by an in-store fundraising campaign and a donation from both Unilever and H-E-B, the SAISD Foundation awarded local elementary schools with grants up to $10,000 for needed projects as recognition for their students’ recycling efforts this past fall. This is the second year of this initiative. During Wednesday’s celebration, Unilever, H-E-B, SAISD Foundation and San Antonio ISD held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beautification of SAISD’s Agnes Cotton Academy outdoor recreation area. The event gathered company leaders, elected officials, and leaders and representatives from SAISD and SAISD Foundation.   
“The SAISD Foundation expands students’ experiences both inside and outside the classroom and is proud to partner on this initiative, which engages elementary students in learning about the importance of recycling, encourages them to include fellow students and their families, and motivates them to actively participate in Texas Recycles Day by recognizing their hard work with grant awards to their schools, said Judy Geelhoed, executive director of the SAISD Foundation. 
“Now in its fourth year, the Everyday Unilever Does Good campaign has been focused on empowering local communities in need. This initiative is an example of our commitment in action showcasing the engagement of our local elementary schools in driving sustainability efforts in our Great State of Texas,” said Steve Kohring, Customer Development lead for Unilever.  
Six winning elementary schools will be awarded grants by the SAISD Foundation for recreation, activity, or hands-on education projects on their campuses. This follows a district-wide effort this fall encouraging elementary schools to boost their recycling initiatives. In addition, Unilever, H-E-B, SAISD Foundation and the school community worked together on the ideation, design, and organization of resources to enhance the outdoor recreation area of Agnes Cotton Academy with new sports and play areas using recycled materials.  
“At H-E-B we are constantly striving to create lasting impacts in the communities we serve. We are thrilled to serve alongside Unilever and friends at SAISD and the SAISD Foundation to promote sustainability practices in the lives of some of our youngest Texans and celebrate their amazing efforts on Texas Recycles Day.” Said Scott Mitchell, chief merchant at H-E-B. 
Grants provided to the schools as well as the improvement and construction of the playground at Agnes Cotton Academy were funded through the partnership between Unilever and H-E-B. Both companies donated to the project and the donation was also supported by Unilever’s in-store fundraising campaign and H-E-B's Our Texas Our Future initiative. Unilever’s engagement is part of the company’s social purpose commitment, an initiative called Planet & Society. Through this commitment, Unilever is helping people and communities make sustainable living commonplace.  
About the SAISD Foundation  
As the Educational Foundation for the San Antonio Independent School District, the SAISD Foundation operates as a 501 (c) (3) public charity, with a mission to motivate the community to invest in students and teachers and a vision where all SAISD students and teachers thrive in San Antonio ISD public schools. The SAISD Foundation has invested 33 million dollars over the past 15 years in educator grants, student scholarships and emergency gap awards, and strategic investments in San Antonio ISD schools and district programs.   
About H-E-B 
H-E-B, with sales of $38 billion, operates more than 420 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 118th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 145,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit and 
About Unilever North America 
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 2.5 billion people every day. We have 149,000 employees and generated sales of €50.7 billion in 2020. Over half of our footprint is in developing and emerging markets. We have around 400 brands found in homes all over the world. In the United States and Canada, the portfolio includes iconic brand such as: Dove, Knorr, Hellmann’s, Magnum, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Seventh Generation, TRESemmé, and Vaseline. 
Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable business and to demonstrate how our purpose-led, future-fit business model drives superior performance. We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap, more than 100 years ago, and it’s at the heart of how we run our company today. 
The Unilever Compass, our sustainable business strategy, is set out to help us deliver superior performance and drive sustainable and responsible growth, while: 
improving the health of the planet. 
improving people's health, confidence, and wellbeing; and 
contributing to a fairer and more socially inclusive world.  
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