One Man’s Trash …

Not to be outdone by their mountain-scaling colleagues, Timberland’s information technology team in the UK has their own Earthkeeping accomplishment to share:

Looking after IT for Timberland’s European region can be very taxing on the mind, body and soul!  Although hearing “I’ve forgotten my password,” or, “Whoops!  There goes my Starbucks into the keyboard again,” does amuse us, it doesn’t always stimulate the job satisfaction we all crave.

We recently donated 30+ older computers (too old for the high-tech Timberland world but certainly still usable to most) to a charity called Computers 4 Africa. I’ve worked with the organization in the past and appreciate that they seem like a low-key company doing what they say on the label with no frills or whistles. What really made my day was when they came to collect the computers — they were so elated by such a large donation – they even suggested the classroom that gets our hand-me-down technology would be named after us! (The “Timberland Room” has a nice ring to it, yes?)

This is not the first time our team has done something like this – we’ve generated money for local charities through old PC sales and previously provided IT skills to local charitable organizations that needed the help – but this is the first time I realised how important this is to others, and what a difference it can make.  I’m pushing my folks to do the same across Europe for this year and for every year moving on.


- Danny Chinery
Regional IT Manager, Timberland Europe



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