KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION
Through our partnership with Kids in Need Foundation over the past 6 years we have donated over 20,000 backpacks full of supplies to K-6 children in need in the communities surrounding our two facilities.
The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. For more information, visit kinf.org, and join them on Twitter.
ROCK THE BLOCK 2017
American Licorice Company continued our support of local students at our first ever Rock the Block! 1,400 new backpacks filled with school supplies were given to the local students in need. It is our hope that every child begins the school year prepared and excited to learn! Over 20 community organizations were involved in providing their resources and back to school supplies to ensure that the event was a success. We look forward to our next Rock the Block and hope to continue the spirit of learning in the community!
All our associates receive 16 paid hours to volunteer and enrich their communities every year. We believe volunteering is just as much about enriching our associates life and experiences as it is about their contributions to our communities. We hope our associates are able to share their time and talents with our communities or even learn new talents to bring back to work.
Our volunteer program is a nice intersection between the “community” and “people” prongs of our CSR strategy. Ultimately by promoting volunteering we hope to create an engaged associate and be a leader in our communities that people are proud to work for. We hope to be an inspiration to those in our communities and create a ripple effect of volunteering.