Volunteerism provides American Licorice associates with an opportunity to bring our skills and knowledge to our communities and learn from our community partners.
Each associate receives 16 paid volunteering hours. To engage employees in volunteerism, we:
American Licorice had the honor of being invited by ClifBar to work on a house build on the Hopi Nation, as part of their In Good Company service trip collaboration. You can read our journals from this experience below. American Licorice worked with ClifBar’s In Good Company group again in 2012, on Gulf Coast habitat restoration.
“I am so grateful to have been able to be a part of this team and this experience. I have contributed to helping not only the Adams family have a home that is comfortable and adequate to live in but knowing that the next five generations will now have a place to live makes me feel good.” (writes Pat from La Porte)
To inspire service throughout our company, we worked with the National Wildlife Federation and Thousand Oaks High School in 2012 to build an outdoor classrom, a program of the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There program. You can read about the project, Volunteering with the Vines by clicking here. Associates from each location interviewed for the opportunity to participate in this service trip as well as the In Good Company service trip.
In addition to volunteering hours, we also contribute charitable dollars to organizations that associates volunteer at through our Dollars for Volunteers volunteering hour match program.
Our La Porte facility, for examples, volunteers hundreds of hours to support house builds in La Porte, Indiana. Just think of the impact we can have on our communities, by the power of our collective volunteering as an organization!
In 2011, ClifBar invited American Licorice to work with a group of businesses, including United Natural Foods, Eileen Fisher, States Logistics, Klean Kanteen, Quality Bicycle Products, and New Belgium Brewing, and the Red Feather Development Group to build houses on a Hopi reservation. Here is where you can read about our trip…