KMB Awarded 2020 Sonoco Foundation Grant




Columbia, SC – October 19, 2020 – Sonoco Community Foundation and Central Carolina Community Foundation, have selected Keep the Midlands Beautiful to receive a $2,500 grant to support the mission and core programs of Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

“We are very grateful in this time of uncertainty to be the recipient of a grant that will be able to directly assist the mission of our organization,” said Laura Anne Hunt, Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful. “Businesses like Sonoco stepping up to renforce our efforts to keep our communities litter free are exactly what we need to show right now, Hunt said.

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About Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Established in 1989 to serve Richland and Lexington Counties, the mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification. Each year, thousands of Midlands residents volunteer to support this mission, including almost 375 groups regularly removing litter on area roads and waterways, schools and businesses coming together to implement recycling programs, and communities pursuing beautification projects. As a 5013© organization we rely heavily on support from corporate partners, local business support and dedicated individuals.

About Sonoco

Founded in 1899, Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our website at


Sonoco Foundation

Sonoco views its philanthropic and business endeavors as investments to improve the quality of life in communities where the Company has operations. The Foundation’s grant program focuses on education, health and wellness, arts and culture and the environment.


For questions please contact:

Laura Anne Hunt