Hand with marker writing: We Believe in Making a Difference

Sunburst Chemicals Inc., providers 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. By working with VEAP, a non-profit organization serving the Minneapolis metro, Sunburst Chemicals donated 938 gallons of Pride laundry detergent over the past four quarters to local community members in need.

Rob Laughlin, President of Sunburst Chemicals said, “At Sunburst, we’ve always felt a strong sense of attachment to our surrounding community. 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.”

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

Paul Jacobson, VEAP’s Basic Needs Associate Director, noted regarding the donations, “Laundry detergent is a necessity for our clients, just as it is for all of us. 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.”

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