The Season of Giving
Categories: Boots On The Ground: Service Stories, Making Our Difference: TBL CSR, Who We Are, What We Do: TBL Culture & People
Ann Caron is Timberland’s Code of Conduct Coordinator … and yesterday, she was one of a team of Timberland volunteers that helped to make the holidays a little brighter (and drier) for 250 children in our local community:
Yesterday I had the privilege to volunteer at a Timberland “shoe fit” for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. I, along with fifteen other Timberland employees and family members, fitted 250 kids from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston with yellow boots as part of the Youth Foundation’s annual Christmas party for families in need.
Some of the things we witnessed were truly humbling. I measured one boy’s foot to be a size 5, but he was currently wearing a size 3. One boy told the person fitting him that he wanted his boots to be bigger so he could pass them along to one of his 6 siblings. One boy refused to be fitted because he was embarrassed that he wasn’t wearing socks.
The fact that Timberland was part of this wonderful event makes me so proud and grateful to be part of this company …and appreciative to have experienced what is truly important during this holiday season.