April 2021

Suburban Propane donates to Santa Fe youth

Part of wider initiative to help children in underserved communities

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. has donated 500 Spanish-language books and more than 100 educational, developmentally-appropriate toys to “Growing Up New Mexico: The Early Childhood Partnership” in Santa Fe, NM.

As a thank you, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber presented Suburban Propane with a congratulatory proclamation, which designated the day (April 28, 2021) as ‘Suburban Propane Day’ also marking Suburban Propane’s second anniversary in Santa Fe.

“I want to express my great appreciation to Suburban Propane for making such a generous contribution to the kids of Santa Fe,” said Mayor Alan Webber. “Suburban Propane recognizes the big difference that Spanish-language books and toys that nurture development can make in the life of a young person. It means a lot for the company to give that kind of support to our families and we’re enormously grateful.”

Pictured: representatives from Suburban Propane’s Santa Fe, NM office, staff from Growing Up New Mexico: The Early Childhood Partnership and Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber.

“Thank You Mayor Webber, we are tremendously honored to serve the state of New Mexico and by your proclamation of declaring April 28, 2021 as Suburban Propane Day,” said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson for Suburban Propane. “Giving back to our local communities is the cornerstone of our SuburbanCares commitment. It’s gratifying to join forces with Growing Up New Mexico to make a difference and donating books and toys to young children in the underserved communities of Santa Fe.”

This initiative is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares platform which is dedicated to supporting community efforts across their footprint in the U.S. This year, Suburban Propane is undertaking initiatives to help children in underserved communities, including in Philadelphia, PA; Santa Rosa, CA; Charleston, SC; Detroit, MI; Worcester, MA and New Brunswick, NJ.

In addition, the SuburbanCares corporate pillar has focused on giving back to the frontline healthcare professionals by providing meals in some of the most COVID-19 affected regions in the nation; including Florida, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC.

“We thank Suburban Propane for their generosity. At Growing Up New Mexico, we have programs for families and childcare providers with children under 5 years old,”,” said Abby Bordner, VP of Development, Growing Up New Mexico. “Our commitment is to provide developmental toys that demonstrate the creativity and resourcefulness of children. We also mail children’s books in Spanish to over 500 families quarterly to encourage communication and learning for our bilingual and Spanish language home environments. SuburbanCares has helped us provide the essential tools to help families support early learning and we thank them for their support.”