Levi Strauss Foundation Doubles Community Day Cash Grants in Recognition of Tough Times
Additionally, at the Levi’s® Flagship store in Union Square in San Francisco, Levi’s® retail employees are participating in a job-shadowing exercise with Goodwill trainees, providing them opportunities to work one-on-one with Levi’s® retail employees in a fast-paced, for-profit retail operation.
About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers® San Francisco and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ brands. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.
Community Volunteerism at Levi Strauss & Co.
Employee community involvement is an important part of Levi Strauss & Co.’s culture and history. Levi Strauss was a businessman and philanthropist who was deeply involved in his community. His work and commitment have been carried forward by Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation for more than 156 years. Through matching-gift programs, company-supported group and individual volunteering programs, paid time off to volunteer and other initiatives, the company and the Levi Strauss Foundation offer employees and retirees a variety of ways to make a difference in their local communities.
Employees in 43 countries will take a day away from work in the month of May to assist local community organizations and the company’s foundation will recognize the efforts with cash grants. In 2008, employees in 43 countries volunteered on 167 projects and the foundation made nearly $300,000 in grants to recognize employees’ donations of time and talent. This year, the Foundation estimates it will make $7.5 million in grants, globally.