Stuarts Draft High School Exceptional Learner’s Classroom in Stuarts Draft has been awarded a 30 in Thirty grant of $500 in the Recycling category. Their Exceptional Learner’s Classroom advocates giving real work experience to special needs students through participating in weekly paper recycling assignments. Students will be given opportunities to inform others about recycling while collecting paper from designated recycling bins in classrooms. This will provide the students with the opportunity to decrease paper waste, and chance to interact with peers to practice important vocational and social skills.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 in 30 in Thirty Grants to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification.