Pepsi to Announce Programming All over Mary J. Blige’s Energy of a Female Competition and Summit

This Friday, Pepsi Stronger Collectively — the brand’s sequence of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming assistance to communities across the country — is supporting the town of Atlanta as soon as yet again.

As part of its footprint in the Mary J. Blige and Pepsi “Strength of a Female Festival and Summit,” Pepsi Stronger Collectively is empowering ladies in the neighborhood starting with City of Refuge, an group that provides providers to families and persons in crisis including housing for girls and solitary moms, youth progress and job education. Along with a clothes donation to restock the Town of Refuge’s closet for new residents, Pepsi Stronger Collectively is also offering a $20,000 donation to more assistance the significant operate the firm does in assisting women in require.

“The closet presents extra than just clothes to these women, it’s a person of their initial touchpoints when they arrive and a resource of self confidence and self-respect. We discover that when women of all ages like the apparel they are wearing they regard themselves additional and as a result demand regard from the folks in their lives,” explained Kelsi Franco, director of Women’s Housing at Town of Refuge.

“This generous assistance from Pepsi More robust Collectively will allow us to carry on aiding the women of all ages who reside right here with new clothing as properly as methods to empower them, which in transform helps them in setting up self-assurance and preparedness for the workforce and beyond.”

 As part of the Pepsi Much better Collectively donation to Metropolis of Refuge, the brand name will be delivering:

– A assortment of brand new dresses to support reinstate the donation-based mostly women’s closet that supplies absolutely free dresses every month to about 100 women of all ages in want. Providing a range of tougher to source inclusive sizing, the brand’s donation covers small business qualified apparel, athletic use and much more to support females that appear to City of Refuge with only the clothing on their backs.

– A $20,000 grant to assistance the organization’s ongoing function in the Atlanta local community.

– Solutions from area Black female-owned firms like The Village Sector and CURLBOX, who will talking at the Pepsi Stronger Alongside one another panel on feminine empowerment through the “Strength of a Girl Competition and Summit.”

“For Pepsi More powerful Alongside one another, our intention has usually been to uplift the Atlanta neighborhood and our job in the ‘Strength of a Woman Competition and Summit’ is no unique. We are honored to be doing work with the City of Refuge, an business that echoes what the festival signifies, to kick-begin the return of this donation-based mostly closet and give these deserving gals the equipment they will need to realize success,” claimed Elisa Baker, senior director, Model Communications and Community Engagement, PepsiCo Multicultural Business enterprise and Equity Development (MBED).

The on-web-site donation by Pepsi Stronger Collectively will kick-off the brand’s arrival in Atlanta in advance of this weekend’s “Strength of a Lady Competition & Summit.” Pepsi is co-presenting the weekend’s programming together with Mary J. Blige and her crew, with events and activations aimed at elevating, entertaining and educating women of all ages in the Atlanta area and further than.

The donation to City of Refuge is the most recent in Pepsi Much better Together’s continued support of the Atlanta local community following its get the job done very last year which included renovations of youth disaster and domestic violence shelters A Friend’s Household and Haven Household, funding de-escalation instruction with Henry County and Fulton County Sheriff’s Workplaces, and much more.

– What: Garments donation + $20,000 examine presentation by Pepsi More powerful Together.

– Where: City of Refuge, 1300 Joseph E. Bonne Blvd N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30314.

– When: Friday, May 6, 12 p.m.

Noteworthy attendees: (interviews available)

Elisa Baker – Senior Director, Manufacturer Communications and Neighborhood Engagement, PepsiCo Multicultural Small business and Fairness Progress (MBED).

Kelsi Franco – Director of Women’s Housing, City of Refuge.