Halloween Means Giving Back at Mars Wrigley

by | Nov 8, 2019

When you think of Keep America Beautiful® partner Mars Wrigley, you think of Halloween. And when you think of Halloween, you think of bringing better moments to people by giving back to local communities where Mars Wrigley Associates live and work.

Mars Wrigley, makers of five of the top 10 items sold at Halloween, celebrated the holiday this year by giving more than 6,000 costumes to kids who need them most around the U.S. and by participating with Keep America Beautiful branches – Keep America Beautiful-Newark and Keep America Beautiful-Chicago – on Halloween cleanup events.

Mars Wrigley Associates participated in a Keep America Beautiful-Newark Halloween Cleanup event in Newark’s South Ward. Volunteers from Mars Wrigley, Weequahic District Improvement Association, Essex County College, and the Newark Department of Public Works cleaned up curbside litter and three local bus stops along Bergen Street, which has a lot of foot traffic. In total, the volunteers collected more than 100 pounds of litter.

Keep America Beautiful-Chicago partnered with the Chicago Park District as Mars Wrigley Associates mulched approximately 100 old-growth trees in Chicago’s Douglas Park. The volunteers also picked up more than 100 pounds of litter and recyclables.

Thanks to Mars Wrigley for sponsoring these two Halloween Cleanup events and to the 35 volunteers for helping to create #BetterMoments in their communities.