01-Dec-2014 Scottsdale / USA
A tradition of giving back to the community
The Christmas season is approaching and Henkel North America already gave its employees in Scottsdale, Arizona, the gift of giving during its company-wide Community Service Day. End of November, Scottsdale employees volunteered their time to local organizations and helped those in need.
In 2008, when the company moved to its new U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, it started this initiative to build on the good will in the community. Since then, Henkel has continued this tradition by reserving a day during the holidays for community service. Since the first Community Service Day, employees have donated more than 4,500 volunteer-hours for this special event in their community.
This year, employees set out to 12 different organizations, including Arizona Helping Hands, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and St. Mary’s Food bank, to volunteer in various capacities such as wrapping presents, sorting clothes, gardening, assembling supplies and cleaning up mountain trails.
“The day of service provides a way for employees to work together with their colleagues in a meaningful and special way,” said Joel Clark, Head of Human Resources for Henkel Consumer Goods. “Volunteering unites all of us, and we are a company that gives back to its community during a season of giving and throughout the entire year,” he adds.