July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - At the company’s spring sample sale in June, Timberland employees opened their wallets and raised $29,000 to benefit the Derry, NH Chapter of the non-profit organization, End 68 Hours of Hunger. End 68 Hours of Hunger puts nourishing food in the hands of school children in need, to carry them through the weekend. Each bag of food provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child, with some left over to share.
The Derry chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger typically feeds 70 families per week during the school year, and set a goal to expand to 120 families in fall 2018. The $29,000 donation from the Timberland sample sale, which translates into 2,900 bags of food (at $10 per bag), enables them to achieve this goal.
“With this money, we will be able say ‘yes’ to the many administrators, nurses and social workers that are waiting for our program,” said Courtney Cashman, program coordinator for the Derry Chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger. “Every single dollar donated purchases food that will make its way into the hands of local children who need it to grow into the healthiest and brightest versions of themselves.”
The Timberland sample sale is held twice a year, offering employees, families and friends the opportunity to purchase footwear, apparel and accessories samples at discount prices. The sample sale beneficiary varies each season; employees are encouraged to nominate a non-profit with which they are personally connected, and then the broader community votes. For spring 2018, employees selected End 68 Hours of Hunger from a list of ten worthy nominees. This model has proven to be a win-win for all involved, as employees are truly engaged in the process and non-profits benefit from a significant cash donation.
To learn more about End 68 Hours of Hunger and how you can bring it to your community, visit http://www.end68hoursofhunger.org/
To learn more about Timberland’s commitment to create responsible product, protect and restore the outdoors, and serve communities, visit https://www.timberland.com/responsibility.html.
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