Recently, The Chase Home in Portsmouth welcomed more than a dozen volunteers from The Timberland Company as part of its Path of Service Program.
According to Craig Dennis, director of operations at The Chase Home, the crew spent an entire day landscaping and cleaning up the grounds.
“They did a wonderful job and are always a pleasure to have here,” he said. “The Timberland Company continues to be an avid supporter of The Chase Home each and every year.”
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves at-risk youth annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community, while others live at The Chase Home.
Noting their contributions have historically ranged from landscaping, gardening and light construction to meal prepping, painting and general clean-up, Dennis said Timberland also provides support during the holidays for youth served by The Chase Home.
“They have donated much needed clothing and shoe donations, too,” he added. “We appreciate the relationship that’s been built over the years.”
Jason Blades, Community Engagement Manager at Timberland, said they also appreciate the relationship, which reflects a core value at the company.
“We believe that we can do good in our community and do well in our business, and that the two should go hand in hand,” he said.
As part of its Path of Service Program, Timberland offers up to 40 paid hours for full-time employees and 20 hours for part-time to provide service to the community.
“It is a voluntary employee benefit where they encourage employees to use this opportunity for service in ways that speak to their passions,” added Blades. “Timberland believes in the intersection of commerce and justice.”
To learn more about Timberland, visit timberland.com.