Making a Difference with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation
Categories: Boots On The Ground: Service Stories, Hikers to Handsewns: Products & Design, Making Our Difference: TBL CSR
It’s hard not to smile when a young girl tells you she wants to wear her new Timberland yellow boots right away—rather than putting them back in the box, and despite the fact that she’s wearing tights and a party dress. And it’s really hard not to smile when a boy can’t contain himself and yells out, fists midair, “Timberland!” as a volunteer hands him a pair in just his size.
For the second year in a row, Timberland volunteers had the chance to participate in the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation’s Christmas Party event. Our volunteer crew fit over 200 kids with new yellow boots that will keep their feet warm and dry through the harsh New England winter.
During this hectic time of year, it’s easy to forget how much a simple gift can mean to someone, but watching the excitement and gratitude from these kids, the true meaning of the season was fully brought to life. We were thanked by Foundation members and kids alike throughout the “shoe fit,” but I know I speak for my fellow volunteers when I say that we were the grateful ones. Being able to give back to the community in such a rewarding way made us all proud to be a part of Timberland.