LIXIL Volunteers Drive Change on Third Annual LIXIL Community Day
Community outreach took center stage this October, with LIXIL employees nationwide going out into the communities in which we work and live to give back through local park cleanups to fighting hunger and beyond. LIXIL Community Day, which began in 2017, sees executives and employees from all workplaces and regions around the world take part in social contribution activities during working hours.
Approximately 150 employees in our Piscataway, NJ headquarters spent the day at Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick, NJ painting benches, landscaping, creating gardening kits, raking leaves and putting down mulch - beautifying our local park for the benefit of our community.
Over 30 employees from the office also participated in an internal Community Day Event creating "First Night" kits for homeless shelters. These kits included warm blankets, toiletries, snacks and other items that will make their first night in a shelter a better one.
As part of Community Day Erin McCusker, who lives in the Seattle area, connected with one of our CSR partners, the Seattle BLOCK Project. The BLOCK Project invites community into the task of ending homelessness by placing a BLOCK Home in the backyard of one single-family lot on every residentially zoned block within the City of Seattle.
Team members worked with the Mid Ohio Food Bank to sort food donations which will then be distributed to food pantries across central and eastern Ohio.
Volunteers joined the local Forest Preserve District to assist in de-littering the trails, shoreline and roadside of Mallard Lake.
Another group of employees from the Roselle office assembled toiletry packages that will be included in care kits going to first responders and military personnel.
Salem's Community Day project was cleaning up Centennial Park and Memorial Park. Employees cleaned out flower gardens, cut back bushes, picked up trash, raked wood chips, and moved sand in the playgrounds to beautify the area for the community to enjoy.
Community Day gave volunteers the opportunity to support their community at "The Howl" event at Voice of America Park.
Grand Prairie, TX
Rain did not put a damper on Community Day in Grand Prairie!
This team participated in LIXIL Community Day in partnership with Irving Parks and Recreation in the Keep Irving Beautiful Campaign. Although the initial park clean up event was cancelled due to rain, our team was able to rally and moved indoors to support Center Park in restoring the beauty of its Community Center by giving the Center a much needed fresh coat of paint.
The team gave back by cleaning and refurbishing the Richland County Park District., receiving kudos from park employees for a job well-done.
Employees at our Nashville office helped serve lunch at the Nashville Rescue Mission to about 800 people. The Rescue Mission provides emergency services that meet immediate and practical need for people experiencing homelessness, hunger, disappointment, and regret.
The team volunteered at the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, a local agency that provides meals, groceries and job training to help community members move forward.
The soup kitchen serves community members who are at or below the US poverty line.