As part of an annual all staff retreat, on September 21, P&G employees volunteered for 2 hours, making 7,500 trail mix snack packs, over 7,000 toiletry kits, countless encouraging cards and notes, 250 pencil bundles, and almost 100 no-sew blankets.
The products produced were donated to over 20 nonprofit organizations, including: Salvation Army Center of Hope, YWCA Family Shelter, Women’s Resource Center, Senior Resources of Guilford, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, Guilford Child Development, Family Services of the Piedmont, and Greensboro Urban Ministry.
The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro co-facilitated the project. P&G used the event to promote their annual United Way of Greater Greensboro fundraising campaign with their employees.
Erin Kennedy, Director of Programs with The Volunteer Center said, “We were thrilled to work with P&G to engage their employees in service- they were so eager to give back, and wanted to do as much as possible, benefitting as many organizations as possible. They really take their corporate responsibility seriously, and the nonprofit community really appreciates that. We couldn’t do what we do without companies like P&G!”
“In two hours, P&G employees impacted thousands of children, families and adults. This event is a true example of the power of partnerships, volunteering and LIVING UNITED,” says Carl Jones, Campaign Manager, United Way of Greater Greensboro.
Terri Rouleau, Site Human Resources Leader with P&G said, “This collaboration between P&G, United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Volunteer Center was a true privilege to be a part of. Our team at P&G could not have been more energized and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to GIVE BACK !!”