Sep 27 2012
Kids may say the darndest things, but they also write the loveliest things.
Our employees in Mexico City found this out after a recent volunteer activity in which they collected stationery and other items, pictured below. They used the materials to make back-to-school kits – more than 950 in all – for underserved kids.
After assembling the kits, the employees donated them to Ministerios de Amor – Ministries of Love – a nonprofit with a presence throughout Mexico. The organization provides a home for both orphans and children whose parents are imprisoned.
My colleague, Sara Cázares, was one of a group of Levi Strauss & Co. employees who visited the Ministerios de Amor in Mexico City. The employees brought with them some jewelry-making items and worked with the children there to make a number of pieces of jewelry.
Afterward, the children wrote and drew thank-you messages, a couple of which are shared here. Even if you don't read Spanish, you'll recognize the spirit of their efforts.
It’s great to work for a company that allows employees to devote on-the-job time to volunteering in their communities. And as the person who oversees such volunteering work in the Americas, it’s my privilege to hear from not only the employees, but also those who benefit from the volunteer efforts.
Posted By: Nancy Wall, Levi Strauss & Co. Community Affairs, Americas
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