On May 10, AEO celebrated its annual Better World Community Day. Associates spent the day in their communities giving back through projects and activities. Associates volunteered their time around the globe, including offices in Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, our Distribution Centers in Hazleton, Ottawa, and Mississauga, and our international offices in Mexico and Hong Kong.
Pittsburgh associates volunteered at more than 20 non-profits, including: Allegheny Traditional Academy and Family House, Literacy Pittsburgh, the Audubon Society, Mars Home for Youth, Global Links, and Carnegie Library.
New York associates spent the day making meals for seniors at Secaucus Emergency Fund and preparing a Green Guerillas Community Garden for the summer growing season.
San Francisco associates spent the morning cleaning up Golden Gate National Park, to preserve it for future generations. Mississauga Distribution Center associates volunteered with Kids Help Phone, Canada’s only 24/7 national support service that offers professional counseling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people.
Hazleton Distribution Center associates spent time on the Rails to Trails and Ottawa Distribution Center associates volunteered throughout the week with several local organizations, including ECKAN, a community action agency fighting poverty, the Ottawa Main Street Association, and the City of Ottawa.
Hong Kong associates sorted and packed donations for The Crossroads Foundation and spent time cleaning and caring for adoptable animals. Mexico associates spent time to supporting the “Antes de Partir“, a Foundation that supports children with cancer.
We are SO PROUD of the service hours our associates contributed to making a REAL difference communities across the globe