Pepsi Refresh Project

February 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Mom Central, Product Reviews

The world is such a big place, and it seems like there is always some amount of financial suffering going on.  My heart breaks for the people in Haiti, for families here in the United States that don’t have a warm place to be, or food on their tables.  This is why giving back to people and your community is such a wonderful way to touch lives.  I look at all the money that goes to organized sports, and frivolous things in this country and wonder if we didn’t pay so much towards things that don’t really matter if nobody would have to go without.

I was recently was introduced a wonderful program that Pepsi is launching called the Pepsi Refresh Project.

Through the Pepsi Refresh Project, Pepsi will be giving away an astounding $20 million dollars to fund projects that help make communities better. They will not be advertising at the superbowl this year  to support a more meaningful cause.  Pepsi wants to know what needs your local community has.  It can be something as simple as a safer play area for neighborhood and school children, or books for the community library.  No request is too small, and this is about reaching out in light of a bad economy and making a difference in people’s lives.

Each month, you will have the chance to submit a project in one of six categories: health, arts & culture, food & shelter, the planet, neighborhood, or education. Then, at the end of the month, Pepsi will post the top submissions on their website and let the public vote on who should win grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 (totaling up to $1.3 million dollars!)

There are two major ways you can be involved with the Pepsi Refresh Project.   Firstly, beginning February 1,  you can get  the family together, brainstorm, and come up with a great idea for an improvement you’d like to see in your community, and submit it for consideration  the month of March  Or, you can also visit and vote for your favorite submissions for February’s grants.

Moms, this is also a great way to get the kiddos involved by getting  them to think of ways in which to help out in their local community and give of themselves.  It is an excellent way to show them how to pay it forward and get involved!

If you aren’t aware of the needs in your local community, then this is a good time to take a closer look..  Sometimes we get caught up in our world and never stop to look around us.  Take a look around, even ask what some of the needs are of the community around you and start submitting to the Pepsi Refresh Project.  Giving back has so many rewards well beyond monetary wealth.

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3 Responses to “Pepsi Refresh Project”
  1. I hadn’t heard of this, but I’m glad you wrote about it because I am a teacher and this might be fun for my students to get involved in.

  2. Love companies that give back!

  3. I obviously missed it, but I love that they did this!

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