A Year in Review: How We Built a Better World Through Service

Take a look back at how we supported and served our communities this year ✨🙌

Between backpacks stuffed, shelter animals snuggled, meals served and litter collected, our AE and Aerie store associates gave back to their communities big-time in 2023– to the tune of nearly $400,000 in grant funding awarded to local nonprofits!

During the AEO Foundation’s May Month of Service, associates from districts across the US and Canada picked a cause important to their community, rolled up their collective sleeves and made the month-long commitment to make a REAL difference where they live.

Thousands of combined volunteer hours later…

In addition to the amazing volunteerism from our store teams, our corporate and distribution associates showed up in a major way. AEO’s annual Community Day supported 17 local organizations, with more than 800 associates rolling up their sleeves from eight offices and fulfillment centers, to volunteer nearly 2,000 hours of service.

We’re so proud of our associates for their incredible passion, participation and support in helping to build a better world. As part of AEO’s ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) goals, the company has committed to contribute 100,000 hours of service by 2030. Associates volunteered with 100+ organizations, providing 14,000+ hours of service in 2022– and we can’t wait to tally our totals for 2023!

As part of the Building a Better World initiative, AEO is proud to support associate volunteerism through the Volunteer Recognition and Volunteer Time Off Programs, offering a $500 donation to the charitable organization where they perform at least 25 hours of community service per year and up to 8 hours of paid volunteer time off for full-time associates.

Follow along to find out what’s next in our Year in Review: Building a Better World series and in case you missed it, check out how we helped make the world a better place in 2023 through inclusion!