Teen from Elizabethton, TN wins $2,500 from pop-tarts & United Way to Improve community
Elizabethton, TN – January 27, 2020 – Today, Pop-Tarts and United Way announced Jocelyn Marr, 18, of Elizabethton, TN as a recipient of a $2,500 grant from Pop-Tarts® & United Way as part of the recent Unwrap the Future Challenge, awarding grants to 20 young people across the country between the ages of 13 and 22 to spark their idea for how best to improve their community. Ideas tackle local food insecurity, mental health issues, homelessness, bullying, and other important topics.
Jocelyn Marr was among the winners for their idea to increase awareness of mental health among men. Marr will partner with United Way of East TN Highlands as well as two of their member agencies, Carter County Drug Prevention and Red Legacy Recovery.
“Pop-Tarts wants to provide the spark for young people to use their creativity and curiosity to bring positive change in their community, and this is just the start,” said Pop-Tarts’ Sarah Reinecke, Senior Director, Brand Marketing. “In addition, Pop-Tarts and Kellogg are committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.”
The Unwrap the Future Challenge contributes towards Kellogg’s Better Days commitment to create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.
About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2018 were approximately $13.5 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods like cereal and frozen foods. Kellogg brands are beloved in markets around the world. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg’s® Better Days global purpose platform. Visit www.KelloggCompany.com or www.OpenforBreakfast.com.
About United Way of East TN Highlands
Serving Washington, Carter, Johnson and Southern Sullivan Counties, our goal is to break the cycle of poverty by uniting people and resources to strengthen the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Our vision is to be a community united to empower every person and organization to reach their full potential and achieve mor. For more information about United Way of East TN Highlands, please visit www.UnitedWayETNH.org.
About United Way
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.