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Tom's of Maine Invites Public Participation in 50 States for Good Program
Date:6/8/2009

-up and disaster relief is an example of how one organization can truly create enduring goodness for all. For more than 11 years, founder Chad Pregracke and his loyal volunteers have cleaned up the nation's waterways, removing more than 4 million pounds of garbage along the way.

"This new program will make a significant impact on community involvement programs," said Chad Pregracke, founder and president of Living Lands and Waters. "Even though Tom's of Maine has been a longtime supporter of community involvement, this program encourages individuals to express what is important to them and allows the people a voice in deciding where the company's donations are going to go."

For the 50 States for Good program, a panel of judges will narrow the application pool to a group of finalists, which will be announced in mid-September. A public vote will determine which five organizations then receive awards from the community fund, and the winners will be announced in November.

About Tom's of Maine

Tom's of Maine is a leader in natural personal care with a longstanding commitment to putting good, socially responsible business practices first. For almost 40 years, the company has donated 10% of its profits back to the community and it encourages employees to volunteer by giving 5% paid time off. Each day, Tom's of Maine employees contribute to high sustainability standards and their ideas from wind power to recycled and recyclable packaging are critical to the company's sensitive way of doing business. Tom's of Maine enjoys partnering with its consumers, vendors and many community organizations to support lasting, positive change that is good for the earth and us all.


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