Meijer donates $1M to Urban League chapters across Midwest

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Meijer is strengthening its commitment to the diversity and inclusion space with an investment.

The retailer recently shared that it would be donating $1 million to 19 Urban League chapters across the Midwest that focus on areas of economic impact, health, workforce development and education.

“Meijer cares about the communities it serves, and we recognize that it takes time, dedication and thoughtful actions to make a positive difference,” Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said. “We are dedicated to strengthening our D&I efforts and applaud the National Urban League’s commitment to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights.”

Chapters that will receive the contribution include the Akron Community Service Center and Urban League in Cleveland, Chicago Urban League, Columbus Urban League, For Wayne Urban League, Grand Rapids Urban League, Indianapolis Urban League, Lorain County Urban League in Cleveland, Louisville Urban League, Milwaukee Urban League, Quad County Urban League in North Chicago, Southwestern Michigan Urban League, Tri-County Urban League in Central Illinois, Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio in Cincinnati, Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County, Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Urban League of Racine and Kenosha, and the Urban League of Springfield in Central Illinois.

“We are on a journey at Meijer, and believe this investment in these Urban Leagues will help bring a future of hope, equality and respect for our Black and African American communities,” Tim Williams, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Meijer, said.