Every company has a goal and purpose; we believe there is a purpose for every year as well. Each year we set out to reach new heights while remaining a positive impact in our community. We are proud to announce this year’s initiative: “volunteerism.”
In order to uphold our theme, employees at Plymouth Foam kept extra busy this past weekend putting volunteerism into action at the Day of Caring event. We had two teams of employees who went to local community centers and donated the rest of their days to helping others.
The first group went to the Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan,Wisconsin and constructed a garden patio for the senior citizens who visit. They placed two raised beds on the 15′ X 14′ X 6″ plot at two different heights: one height so seniors can stand to pick/weed and one height so seniors can sit and pick/weed. The garden patio is sure to bring greenery and enjoyment for many senior citizens who already value their social time at the Senior Activity Center.
A second group went to Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. That group got their hands dirty (literally!) by staining the exterior of the building and gazebo, sure to bring beautiful curb appeal for the center.
Finally, the day ended at Relay for Life, an event benefiting a great cause, the American Cancer Society. We entered a group of 13 people called Team Plymouth Foam and the night truly was a group effort. The event was held from July 18th at 6:00pm until July 19 at 8:30am, so people in our group did everything from walking at all times of the night (or morning!), fundraising, and transporting materials. We have raised over $1,500 for the cause thus far (and are still kindly accepting donations!) and even made some unforgettable memories along the way: George Palmer, a member of our management team, dressed up like a lady after Plymouth Foam employees raised enough money to meet the challenge! True to Plymouth Foam form, we had a large foam cancer ribbon next to our site that was well-liked by other participants.
What a day we had! Volunteering may have taken a few hours out of our day, but it’s the least we could do to give back to the community that has given so much to our company. It is a great feeling knowing that even a small act of kindness can go a long way.