NALP & Industry Collective Collab to Empower Landscapers to Give Back

Together, the winter 2022 project helps by packing easy-to-prepare meal kits for food-insecure children in local communities.

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The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with Industry Collective. Industry Collective provides an easy way for landscape and lawn care companies to give back to their communities through simple service projects. The initiative launched in 2021 and began with just 23 industry companies that hosted 97 community service events at their facilities, packing more than 28,000 hygiene kits for local distribution.

“The positive impact created by participants in such a short time is mind-blowing,” says founder Mike Haynes, LOVING. “I believe anything is possible when our industry comes together to help others who find themselves in a season of need. A movement has begun, and we believe we are just getting started."

“The beauty of the Industry Collective events is that it is both a team building activity that is easy to do at your own facility, as well as something that brings the whole industry together,” says Britt Wood, NALP CEO. “And it greatly impacts people in need in the local community.” 

From NALP:

  • There currently are over 20,000 landscapers represented through participant companies.
  • Industry Collective’s vision is to make creating an impact locally easy and affordable. They organize projects three times a year, including packing and distributing meals, backpacks and hygiene kits.
  • Companies that want to participate in upcoming events or learn more are encouraged to visit Industry Collective’s website
  • To participate in the Winter 2022 project, packing easy-to-prepare meal kits for food-insecure children in their communities, companies should sign up on Industry Collective’s website between December 1 - January 31. 
  • Suppliers and other companies who want to become a sponsor can donate funds through NALP.