Companies are embracing Community Investment and Employee Volunteer Programs in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples of what companies are doing to improve the community and provide their employees with opportunities to give back.
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Cleanup Service Day (Part of the Nationwide Great American Clean Up)
For this project, 26 U.S. Smokeless Tobacco employees and their families participated in the company’s Spring cleanup service day. Employees constructed five handicap accessible picnic tables.
The recipient nonprofit organization was Clearbrook, located in Schaumburg. Clearbrook has been serving children and adults with special needs for almost 60 years. The more inclusive picnic tables will allow all Clearbook clients to enjoy their outdoor courtyard.
Zurich North America Supports Three Local Nonprofits
As part of their annual Claims Department National Meeting, 80 Zurich North America employees participated in a day of service that supported three area nonprofits.
Northwest Compass, formerly Community & Economic Development Association (CEDA), received 80 Birthday in a Bag kits, which contained supplies for low income families to provide their children with a birthday party.
Warrior’s Watch Riders, an organization dedicated to giving solders a hero’s send off or welcome home with a motorcycle escort, received mission bead key chains.
Homeless veterans were supported with the creation of 160 toiletry kits that were given to Jesse Brown VA Medical Center to be distributed to veterans in need.
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Nielsen Employees Rebuild a Baseball Field-Phase I
Little City Foundation, an organization that creates hope and changes lives of children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, was delighted to have 17 Nielsen employees rebuild the baseball field that had been destroyed due to area construction. The new baseball field plays an important role by allowing the residents and staff to participate in Special Olympics softball events. Phase II of the project was completed by Altria, another local company dedicated to community investment.