December 21, 2016

Fairmount Santrol Celebrates the Holidays by Giving Back

Lauren Evans, Sustainable Development Coordinator

People, Planet, Prosperity

While some businesses are throwing parties to celebrate a year of success, Fairmount Santrol Family Members are celebrating the holidays this year in a different way – by giving back to their communities. Staying true to Fairmount Santrol’s culture of social responsibility, many of our team members have found ways to bring holiday cheer to those in need this season.  

Getting together to create personal care boxes

Family Members at our Wedron, Illinois facility gathered items and monetary donations to throw a holiday party at one of their local schools. The school, with about 600 students, has a poverty level of more than 95%. Thirty Fairmount Santrol Family Members delivered stockings stuffed with more than 960 gifts and monetary donations to the deserving kids.

In Houston, Texas our team volunteered at DePelchin Children’s Center, helping kids there celebrate Christmas by providing Holiday Wish List Bags. Their efforts impacted 792 kids in foster care, allowing them to experience the holiday spirit.

Family Members at our Chardon, Ohio location celebrated their success this year by creating 400 personal care boxes and delivering them to children at local schools. In this small community, we recognized that some families face the difficult decision of choosing to pay necessary bills, or purchasing personal hygiene items for themselves or their kids. Twenty-eight volunteers worked for a total of 145 hours to fill boxes with things like soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste. The care boxes were taken to three local schools, where they will be stored at distributed at the request of a student.

Our commitment to social responsibility is unwavering, and it shows in the actions of our Family Members who look for ways that they can make a positive impact on their communities this holiday season. We are dedicated to being engaged and visible in the communities where we live and work. In everything we do, we continue to reinforce our Sustainable Development culture, guided by our commitment to People, Planet, and Prosperity, and embodied in our motto of “Do Good. Do Well.”

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