March 2016 Corporate News
Altria employees participated in Day of Sharing volunteer events during March in four markets to engage 528 employees. March markets included: Kentucky, Montana, California, and North Carolina. Some highlights include:
- Danville, KY – On March 1, a total of 450 Altria employees and friends completed a volunteer project supporting military and veterans. A total of 3,000 military kits, referred to as Bye-Bye Bags, were assembled to support USO Fort Campbell. The Bye-Bye Bags are provided to soldiers as they are being deployed. Not only are these bags a good way to package the treats, but they also provide a great place to write a short note of thanks or encouragement to the soldiers.
- Wilson, NC – HandsOn Network Affiliate, Activate Good, Inc., led Altria in the 2nd Annual Leaf Project at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum. Altria employees and their families completed minor renovation tasks to the museum lobby, revamped the children’s play area, planted a garden, and created 30 Little Free Libraries to distribute in communities surrounding the museum.
On March 8, Bessemer Trust employees in Denver, Colorado volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. Organized by HON Affiliate, Metro Volunteers, Bessemer employees led a group of children in creating a healthy snack for the entire Club. Once the snack had been enjoyed by all, volunteers spent time reading with the kids and helping them with their homework.
On March 22, UPS teamed up with Points of Light and HandsOn Atlanta for its 2016 Management Conference service project. 150 UPS executives completed 225 hours of service to impact over 3,100 U.S. families affected by disasters as wells refugees living in Greece. Over 8,200 lbs of food was sorted and shipped by UPS to reach communities in need. Volunteers made disaster kits, which included flashlights, collapseable water bottles, dust masks, whistles, and hand sanitizer. The Comfort Kits were made up of toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, hand towels and liquid soap.
For more information about any of these events, or to find out how you can get involved with Points of Light, please contact Madeline Eaton ([email protected] or 404-979-2926).