Sunburst Chemicals Gives Back to Community

Staff Writer |

Donations of laundry detergent, food help local aid organization

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Sunburst Chemicals Inc., a provider of solid chemical, detergent and dispensing technology, honored its long-held commitment to the surrounding community through providing those in need with both laundry detergent and food drive donations, the company reports.

Sunburst Chemicals says it worked with Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP), a nonprofit, human service organization with a mission to create pathways to stronger, more hopeful communities through access to healthy food, housing stability and supportive services, serving the Minneapolis metro area. The company donated 938 gallons of Pride laundry detergent over the past four quarters to local community members in need.

“At Sunburst, we’ve always felt a strong sense of attachment to our surrounding community,” says Rob Laughlin, president of Sunburst Chemicals. “We’ve created an organizational culture that puts service above self. We are grateful to VEAP for the opportunity to give back whatever we can and to use our vocation to help keep our community clean and safe. I look forward to continuing Sunburst’s relationship with VEAP in 2018, and the years to come.”

“Laundry detergent is a necessity for our clients, just as it is for all of us,” says Paul Jacobson, VEAP’s basic needs associate director. “Unfortunately, this product is not often available to stock on our shelves. We are extremely grateful that Sunburst Chemicals is now making regular detergent donations to VEAP.”

The detergent donations were possible due to Sunburst Chemicals’ partnerships with Imagine! Print Solutions, which provided the labels, and Knudsen Courier, which provided the freight to VEAP.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Sunburst Chemicals says it also held an employee-run food drive in November with a goal of giving 250 pounds of food to VEAP. Shortly before Thanksgiving, the employees of Sunburst Chemicals turned in 396 pounds of food donations.

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