Volunteers of America Teams with Niagara Bottling to Improve the Lives of Children

New relationship includes $300,000 in grants to benefit programs for young people

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David Burch, Volunteers of America
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Alexandria, VA, February 24, 2015 – Volunteers of America has teamed with Niagara Bottling, the largest private-label bottled water supplier in the United States, to establish a new national collaboration that promises many exciting opportunities to enhance the lives of disadvantaged children and youth. To inaugurate this new relationship, Niagara has provided a total of $300,000 in grants to three Volunteers of America programs near its bottling facilities.

“We are tremendously grateful to Niagara for its commitment to our mission of serving our nation’s most vulnerable,” said Volunteers of America National President Mike King. “With Niagara’s support, Volunteers of America will be able to improve programs that benefit thousands of children across the United States, helping these youngsters build solid foundations for successful lives.”

Volunteers of America affiliates and programs receiving grants from Niagara include:

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Volunteers of America as we award our first grants through Niagara Cares,” said Niagara Cares Director Kristen Venick. “Niagara Bottling is committed to investing its resources into local communities to support children and families. Through Volunteers of America, we are able to support and empower those most vulnerable to help ease the challenges they face each day.”

Volunteers of America provides high-quality, innovative services for disadvantaged and disconnected children and youth. With a team of caring staff and dedicated volunteers, programs focus on the social, emotional and academic development of young children, and empower older youth to be physically, emotionally and mentally healthy as they enter adulthood. Programs provide a continuum of care and support for young people through prevention, early intervention, crisis intervention, and long-term services.

Niagara Cares, a program of Niagara Bottling, is committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for disadvantaged children and their families. Niagara Cares initiatives include national strategic partnerships, local community grants, employee engagement and volunteerism and the Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com/niagara-cares.

About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps almost 2.5 million people in over 400 communities. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve.

About Niagara Bottling, LLC

Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is headquartered in Ontario, CA, with 20 bottling plants located across 14 states. As the leading manufacturer of private label bottled water in the country, we work closely with the largest retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including water, tea, sports drinks, vitamin waters and sparkling beverages. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com.