Timberland Volunteers Leave Their Footprint in the Community for the Company’s 20th Annual Serv-a-Palooza

Timberland Volunteers Leave Their Footprint in the Community for the Company’s 20th Annual Serv-a-Palooza

As part of Timberland’s 20th annual Serv-a-Palooza, employee volunteers served at seven projects in New Hampshire, primarily in the city of Manchester. A team of volunteers improved the playground and provided new boots for 480 students at the Henry Wilson Elementary School, where 14 different home languages are spoken and 89% of students receive free or reduced price lunches.

Employees of Timberland’s global headquarters served at various projects in Manchester, New Hampshire for the company’s 20th annual Serv-a-Palooza event. A team of volunteers placed over 1,000 stone pavers to lay the foundation for a new community garden at Families in Transition. Families in Transition works to provide safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect.

Timberland’s Serv-a-Palooza volunteers created over 300 wood kits for picnic tables, lap desks, and stools that will be used by Girls at Work, Inc., an organization which empowers girls with the tools to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges, in its power tool workshops.

Timberland volunteers packed over 2,000 meals and beautified the grounds of the NH Food Bank as part of the company’s 20th annual Serv-a-Palooza event. Serv-a-Palooza is one of the ways Timberland supports employees in using their up to 40 paid service hours each year through the Path of Service™ volunteer program.

Timberland Serv-a-Palooza volunteers painted and made interior improvements to the Teen Challenge facility in Manchester, New Hampshire which brings life-changing hope to addicts and their families.

Timberland Serv-a-Palooza volunteers sorted donated items for a resale boutique and made interior improvements to benefit the YWCA and Family Justice Center, which share a location and respectively provide comprehensive services for women, children and families, and offer support and services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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While the name Serv-a-Palooza may conjure thoughts of the mid-to-late 1990s, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland’s enthusiasm for its annual day of service is as current as ever. Over 350 employees of Timberland’s Stratham, New Hampshire headquarters and guests pulled on their boots on September 14 to serve at seven community projects aimed to make nearby communities a little brighter. The company’s seven projects benefitted nonprofit organizations based in New Hampshire.  Each of the seven projects was planned, managed and led by employees.

“Serv-a-Palooza isn’t just an event for our employees, it’s an experience created by employee leaders and volunteers in partnership with community organizations,” said Jason Blades, community service manager. “On one day, we serve one community, as one team, and our combined impact is significant. Serv-a-Palooza truly is Timberland at our best, bringing our values to life while benefiting people and organizations in need in our own backyard.”  

In addition to the New Hampshire projects, over 1,200 employees are participating in Serv-a-Palooza events in 19 countries around the globe this fall.

Serv-a-Palooza is just one of the ways Timberland encourages its employees to use their up to 40 community service hours provided each year through the company’s award winning Path of Service™ program. This year, the company celebrates the 25th anniversary of this global program.  Since the Path of Service™ program began in 1992, employees have served more than one million hours worldwide.

Click through the photo slideshow to see how Timberland employees left their footprint through service, and learn more about Timberland’s commitment to community by visiting https://www.timberland.com/responsibility/community.html.