Builds Are Underway in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Builds Are Underway in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Avery Dennison believes in supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look for local needs and opportunities for our employees to volunteer time and resources to making their communities stronger.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:05pm

CAMPAIGN: Sustainability: Giving Back

CONTENT: Blog

“On our Habitat for Humanity build days, we put values like teamwork, excellence and innovation into action. Our community and our team are stronger for it.”

Avery Dennison believes in supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look for local needs and opportunities for our employees to volunteer time and resources to making their communities stronger. Across the United States, there is an ongoing need for safe, affordable housing. Avery Dennison has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to give 150 employees the opportunity to build homes for people in need. Through the remainder of 2018, employees will  climb ladders, hammer nails and paint walls through volunteer events coordinated by Habitat for Humanity.

The first Avery Dennison/Habitat for Humanity build took place in June in Greenfield, Indiana. Despite the strong summer heat, employees ventured out into the community to work on this project. “I had never been involved in a house build before, and it was a great experience,” said Bill Young, finishing manager, Label and Graphic Materials North America. “The family who will receive the house belongs to a local Greenfield church. During our break from building, some of the church members were kind enough to provide lunch. Spending time with them was the best part of the day.”

“Our company values are the foundation of everything we do at Avery Dennison. They are the guiding principles that inform our actions every day,”said Alicia Procello, president of the Avery Dennison Foundation and vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility. “On our Habitat for Humanity build days, we put values like teamwork, excellence and innovation into action. Our community and our team are stronger for it.”

In addition to Greenfield, additional builds will take place later this year in Peachtree City, Georgia; Painesville, Ohio; Miamisburg, Ohio; and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Follow us on social media to learn more about our employee journey with Habitat for Humanity as we continue to support our communities throughout the year.

Learn more about the Avery Dennison Foundation and its commitment to education, sustainability, and women’s empowerment.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habitat.org.

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