20 Years Long, 20 Years Strong
Categories: Boots On The Ground: Service Stories, Making Our Difference: TBL CSR
Twenty years ago, the idea of Timberland’s Path of Service™ program – a program that offers our employees paid time off to volunteer in their communities – was considered unconventional. Today, we’ve served over 845,000 hours in more than 20 countries through the Path of Service™ program.
In honor of our 20th anniversary and the work we’ve done to create positive impact in our communities, we’re gearing up for special celebrations around the globe. Together, Team Timberland will spend tens of thousands of hours planting trees, building trails, creating community gardens and transforming playgrounds … the stuff we love to do, with the people we love to do it with.
From Taiwan to Tampa, we’re celebrating the twentieth anniversary of our Path of Service™ program. We’re volunteering and also inviting vendors, distributors, supplier factories, consumers, community members, and friends and family to join our activities.
Atlanta McIlwraith, Timberland’s senior manager of community engagement
Central to our Path of Service celebration is Serv-a-palooza — Timberland’s annual global community service event which will take place over the next few weeks. Here at Timberland headquarters in New Hampshire, several hundred employees will be out in our local communities next week building gardens and playgrounds, maintaining nature trails, and providing much needed maintenance and enhancements for nonprofit organizations near and dear to us.
Words don’t really do Serv-a-palooza justice, so here’s a video from our archives (Serv-a-palooza 2009) to give you a taste for how much work we do – and how much fun we have:
We’re pulling on our boots and getting ready to make our difference with the same energy and enthusiasm we had 20 years ago. Stay tuned for photos and stories from 2012 Serv-a-palooza!