Reflecting its longstanding commitment to give back to surrounding communities, Stratham-based Timberland held its 19th Annual Serv-a-Palooza Service Event on September 15 with Chase Home one of seven projects throughout the Seacoast.
From painting the entire third floor of Chase Home to much-needed landscaping throughout its property, Timberland deployed more than 65 employees and guests to the Portsmouth-based nonprofit agency. In total, Timberland painted 23 rooms and helped removed 30 truckloads of debris from the property—a nearly 10-hour long project that “amazed” Chase Home staff.
“From the pre-planning to the day itself, Timberland came here to do some serious work,” said Executive Director Meme Wheeler, who estimated it would have cost more than $10,000 if performed by the private sector.
“Timberland has transformed Chase Home—they have made an incredible difference,” she added.
According to Atlanta McIlwraith, senior manager of community engagement for Timberland, the day’s service-oriented activities results from the company’s Path of Service™ program, which offers full-time employees up to 40 paid hours annually to perform volunteer work.
“We’re excited to support folks here in New Hampshire and Maine through our Serv-a-Palooza projects, while also having the opportunity to foster teamwork,” she said. “This is all part of bringing to life Timberland’s heritage of being Earthkeepers.”
In 2015, Timberland employees volunteered more than 73,000 hours were served through various environmental and social projects. Last week and throughout the months of September and October, approximately 1,500 Timberland employees will participate in Serv-a-Palooza service events in 15 countries. Locally this year, Timberland volunteers were supported by donations from Texas Roadhouse, Shaw’s and Hannaford.
Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head, with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, function and style. To learn more, visit timberland.com.
Founded in 1877, Chase Home for Children is dedicated to providing supportive and restorative residential and family service to at-risk youth in a safe and nurturing environment. To learn more, visit www.chasehome.org.