Timberland employees celebrate the season of giving through the company’s Path of Service™ program. More than 100 employees have volunteered at seven events in support of nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire as well as other projects around the world. Approaching its 25th year, Timberland’s Path of Service™ program provides employees with up to 40 paid hours each year to serve in the community.
“Timberland regularly sees a spike in end-of-year service hours as employees eagerly sign up for projects to make the holidays a little brighter for people in need,” said Atlanta McIlwraith, Timberland’s senior manager of community engagement and communications. “Through the Path of Service™ program, employees are able to use these hours to serve nonprofits they are passionate about.”
Across North America, Europe and Asia, Timberland volunteers celebrate Serv-a-palooza in ways that meet the needs of their local communities. Some of this year’s Serv-a-palooza project highlights include:
- In China, volunteers planted trees and engage primary school children in activities that inform and empower them to protect the environment
- In England, volunteers returned to historic Chirk Castle to clean and restore the park grounds.
- In Vietnam, volunteers renovated, repaired and repainted a local kindergarten
- In France, volunteers supported park activities and urban greening projects with local youth to encourage youth engagement in the outdoors
- In the United States, volunteers in New Hampshire improved grounds and delivered care packages to clients of the Manchester VA Medical Center.
Timberland’s culture and product designs are inspired by the rich New England heritage of the company. Everything they make, every store they open, every aspect of the business has been founded upon the outdoor lifestyle – whether that involves wooded trails or city streets – and a Timberland community that thrives on giving back. Timberland shoppers who purchase through iGive.com can also give back to their favorite cause with every purchase.