Two years after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, with New Orleans still in need of assistance, the employees of Kimball Office decided to help.
Kimball Office launched its Smart Actions Campaign to give back to the city, donating entirely furnished new offices to eight local recipients. The four businesses and four non-profit organizations are rebuilding lives and the community. Bringing additional business tourism dollars into the city's economy, Kimball Office held its annual national sales meeting in New Orleans. Taking a break from the business meetings, Kimball Office employees adopted the devastated East End Park, in the Lakeview area of New Orleans, planting 50 live oaks and sycamores.
Kimball Office "Pledge To End Hunger"
The spring of 2009 brought a new program from Kimball Office, and with it another opportunity to empower employees to help. The thought of a child suffering from hunger in our nation of prosperity and wealth impacts us all. Kimball Office joined with Tyson Foods to make it easy for people to do something meaningful and to create awareness and dialogue about the tragedy of childhood hunger and ways to solve the root issues of the problem. A website was launched (PledgeToEndHunger.com), to shine a light on this very real problem.
News releases were pushed out to the media and company websites and email campaigns reached out to targeted audiences. Customers, interior designers, business partners, friends and family were invited to take the pledge. By simply signing an online pledge to share the website with others, to volunteer, and/or to give a donation, visitors to the website each triggered a 35-pound food donation from Tyson Foods. The real impact: each click, each person who joined the movement, helped to feed 140 children.