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Timberland PRO’s Virtual Food Drive Helps Give Hunger the Boot

As many as 66,000 people receive emergency food assistance every week through Harvesters – the largest community food bank serving eastern Kansas and western Missouri.  Along with our longstanding partner SkillsUSA, Timberland PRO is proud to support Harvesters and their work through our Virtual Food Drive.  Now through June 28, you can help by clicking through to the food drive and adding much-needed groceries to your virtual cart.  (No lines, no waiting, no grocery store muzak!)

When you donate, you’ll be entered to win a $250 American Express gift card and a free pair of Timberland PRO shoes.  All donations are tax deductible, and Timberland PRO will match donations up to a total of $1,000 or 5,000 meals.

Help us give hunger the boot.  Learn more and make a donation now: timberland.harvesters.org

What Happens When 400 lbs of Steel Meet PRO Boots?

The short answer is nothing good … the longer answer (complete with visual) you’ll find below in an email we received from Michael, a Timberland customer who most definitely does NOT have a desk job.

Hearing from Michael made our day – and do you know why?  Because there’s nothing better than hearing from people who have nice things to say about their Timberland products.  Check out the Timberlove:

A few weeks ago while working, a large 400 lb block of steel fell on my foot from about waist level. The way it landed, the tip of the steel toe took most the weight but part of the “foot print” of the landing caused it to hit above where the steel toe ended, resulting in a broken big toe. The boot held up, other than a gash in the leather. That aside, I know for sure if I was wearing any of my other brand boots … it could have been worse. I just have to say, as I walk on my foot that I still have, I’m definitely a lifetime Timberland customer.

Michael's Timberland PRO boot. Does anyone else's toe hurt just looking at this?

We also received the following from Hall — longtime Timberlover, first time commenter:

Over the past 15+ years I have purchased numerous Timberland garment items (jackets, shirts, shorts, socks, shoes, etc.), and I don’t recall that I have ever worn out any of these items to the extent that they are not still suitable for wear.  This is an unsolicited compliment concerning the uncommon quality of all your products and, therefore, I am never reluctant to buy any garment that bears the name of your company.

I felt compelled to stop what I was doing and give you encouragement to continue providing the inimitable quality of products that I have experienced during the last 15 years and I thank you so much!!!

Believe it or not, we also like to hear it when our products don’t work the way they’re supposed to – knowing when there’s a problem helps us to create a solution.  Got kisses or disses for us?  Fire away.

Back in the Bayou

This marks Timberland’s fourth year offering an Earthkeeper service sabbatical through In Good Company – a partnership of businesses joining together to make a difference through hands-on action. This year, we’ve chosen two well-deserving Timberland employees to join the In Good Company team in Venice, Louisiana (one hour south of New Orleans) for a week-long community service experience.

Alan Jones is an account executive for Timberland PRO, based in Texas.  He participated in his first Timberland service event in New Orleans in 2006, following Hurricane Katrina — an experience that, he says, “set in motion my dedication to service and to this company.”

Heather Jackson is an order processing clerk at our distribution center in Danville, KY.  Heather explains how she came to apply for the In Good Company sabbatical:

When I read about this opportunity, I went home that afternoon and talked with my seven-year-old son about why I want to do this and asked him what he thought. He said, “Mom, I want you to go. Go help the ocean.”  I want to share my experience with my son and inspire him to make a difference.

Alan and Heather, along with the rest of their In Good Company companions, will spend this week serving with various nonprofit organizations that are working to clean up and regenerate areas of the bayou impacted by the 2010 oil spill. (Fun fact: two of the three previous In Good Company sabbatical experiences have also taken volunteers to Louisiana; you can read about all of the previous In Good Company sabbaticals here.)

The word for the week is “local” – Heather and Alan will spend their time learning about local activists, experiencing local culture and making local impact. And, they’ll be sharing their experiences with us here on the Bootmakers Blog – stay tuned for their updates.

Timberland PRO and SkillsUSA: Celebration and Service

Last month, Timberland PRO celebrated its 10th year of sponsorship at the 2011 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO.  The following slideshow features highlights from the week, including some of the activities that took place at the Timberland booth of the SkillsUSA “TechSpo,” and inspirational images from our annual day of service.

Our service numbers speak for themselves:

  • 200 volunteers served at the Westside Urban Orchard, one of the nation’s largest community orchards.  Their efforts will yield $60,000 in annual fruit production for the orchard.
  • 185 volunteers served at the Harvester’s Food Network, a food bank that feeds over 60,000 people every week.  Our volunteers packed up enough food to prepare 18,132 meals for the community and stuffed 1,500 backpacks to feed local children.
  • In addition to service day activities,Timberland PRO sponsored a virtual food drive with Harvesters which raised enough money to prepare 12,900 meals.

Our thanks to SkillsUSA for an unforgettable week, and for a decade of powerful partnership and impact!