At the Retail Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Conference (RSECC) this week, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) partnered with Good360 to offer a kitting station for attendees to package personal care kits for veterans in the Washington, D.C. area.
The 400 total completed kits, comprised of home improvement tools and other household items, will be distributed by the nonprofit US Vets.
"As we bring together retail executives from across the country to discuss how to make the industry run more sustainably, one major focus is finding ways supporting the communities in which we operate. That's why we're thrilled to team up with Good360 again this year to offer an easy way for attendees to give back," said Adam Siegel, RILA's senior vice president, research, innovation, & sustainability. "Together we put together 400 personal care kits that will be distributed to local Washington, D.C. veterans through the nonprofit US Vets."
"We thank RILA and the incredible retailers and individuals who helped provide necessities to homeless vets," said Richard Barney, executive vice president of partnership development for Good360. "At Good360, we're going to move well over $400 million dollars in donated product to charities across the nation and the world in 2016 – and more than 90% of that comes from RILA member companies. By giving these returned and overstocked products a second life, we reduce landfills and help others – that's a great legacy."
The event was sponsored by H-E-B, The Home Depot, Publix, Staples, and Walgreens. Learn more about RILA and Good360's kitting event at RSECC here.
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.