Lippert Components’ first-ever LCI Volunteer Week began Sunday and will continue through the end of this week, July 18.
According to the company, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic happening this year, LCI decided to host a week-long array of socially distanced community service activities to display its “unwavering commitment to serving surrounding communities and making a lasting, positive impact.”
“Volunteer work is one of the most significant components of the LCI culture,” the company announced.
LCI launched its volunteer program in 2017, and team members have volunteered more than 350,000 hours in community service since then. The company abides by its Social Impact Philosophy, with a focus on “prioritizing people and placing the community at its core.” Though the company has kept tabs of its volunteer efforts in the past, this is the first official LCI Volunteer Week.
Company leaders said they hoped to find a way to continue giving back during the unprecedented circumstances of the ongoing pandemic.
“LCI is doing some incredible things within the many communities that our 10,000 team members call home,” said Michilah Grimes, LCI director of corporate & community impact. “We’ve dedicated ourselves to volunteerism. It’s amazing, and humbling, to experience the significant changes in our team members’ morale and improvements within our communities as we continue to carry out our charitable outreach.”
A “company-wide pack-out” will bolster the week of volunteering, where the company will prepare 50,000 items for donation to seven area nonprofits.
LCI team members will have two ways to participate: volunteering time to pack boxes, or making monetary donations that will help purchase the items needed for the pack-out. The company is also asking employees to participate in at-home volunteer opportunities.
Welch Packaging will again partner with LCI for the pack-out. According to LCI, Welch has a history of giving back to the community and acknowledging the importance of helping make a difference.
Welch joined Lippert in 2018 in the Acts of Service volunteer initiative, and to show its support this year, the company donated the boxes for the pack-out.
“Welch Packaging is honored to support Lippert and the local community through their efforts in coordinating the food drive,” said Brock Welch, Welch Packaging general manager. “During this unprecedented time with the COVID-19 pandemic, true community leaders rise, and Lippert [once again] has stepped up to drive local support for our community. We are pleased to be able to participate and live out our vision of making a difference.”