Our Associates Give Back
Our spirit of giving back goes way beyond a corporate giving commitment — our associates also personally give back through volunteerism and donations, and through partnerships with our charitable organizations, to make a meaningful impact in their communities. Each year associates volunteer their time for various charitable events, such as the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure and the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walk. Our associates also participated in United Way's Choose to Give Campaign in 2021, raising more than $190,000 in associate contributions, which the company matched, for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Operation Homefront, and United Way of South Hampton Roads. In April of this year, associates participated in the Day of Action Earth Day Volunteer event, participating in 4-hour sustainability and community beautifications projects with the United Way of South Hampton Roads or the City of Chesapeake.
Our Distribution Center associates also organize charitable giving and volunteer opportunities in their local areas. For example, in 2021, our distribution center in Savannah, Georgia held its second annual Toys for Tots toy drive, and our distribution center in Stockton, California held its annual Make-a-Wish® fundraiser to provide wishes for children suffering from cancer.