Lippert Components, through Acts of Service, has collectively completed 100,000 hours of community service, the company announced. The company-wide initiative was officially achieved on Oct. 23, more than two months ahead of schedule.
LCI would like to thank its more than 10,000 team members for their critical role in achieving the community outreach goal. Spearheaded by LCI’s executive leadership team as one of the company’s 2017 core objectives, LCI team members have committed to volunteering their time to various causes and organizations throughout the past two years.
Led by Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Michilah Grimes, the yearlong initiative impacted communities in 16 different states and more than 1,000 organizations. Grimes, who plays a key leadership role in organizing and directing the company initiative, is thankful for the support of LCI and its many team members.
“What began as a call to action to become more involved within our communities has grown into an incredible effort supported by the thousands of team members who believe in the power of community outreach,” said Grimes. “I’m so proud of each and every team member. The 100,000 Hours of Community Service initiative is something that we’ve all embraced, and it really has become a rallying point, something we all see tremendous value in.”
The initiative was a major effort to give back to the communities in which the company’s team members live, work and play. LCI volunteers teamed up with the Kelly Cares Foundation in support of the 2018 GameDay Chase 5K Run & Family Fun Walk.
“The support of LCI’s Acts of Service volunteers this fall was invaluable,” said Paqui Kelly, co-founder of Kelly Cares. “They stuffed thousands of bags, set up dozens of tables and banners, and best of all, they had smiles on their faces the entire time. They knocked it out of the park.”
Throughout the year, LCI team members have supported a myriad of nonprofit organizations and community-oriented causes. LCI team members from its facilities in Canada, Ireland, and United Kingdom also contributed to reach this goal.
“Volunteering is important to me because it’s such an easy way to make a big impact,” said Kara Daniels of LCI Plant 85. “I have met so many awesome people, from LCI and within the community, and even the children we help through The Villages. I really take to heart the time we put towards the volunteer hours because I get to see the smiles and impact firsthand.”