Mar 5 2012
According to this blog on The Chicago Tribune, the Coca-Cola company is donating funding for schools to build playgrounds.
"Last year, however, the school received a $25,000 recreation grant for a new playground from Coca-Cola's Sprite Spark Parks program. At school, the children wrote thank-you letters to Coke; as homework they made healthy resolutions."
As Susan Linn (Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood) says in the article "By having the kids write thank-you notes . . . the message to children is that Coke is a good company and, by extension, that its products are good, too."