Fairfield Spends Summer Doing Philanthropy

The manufacturer and its employees donated time and money to several causes in its local community. 

08/06/2018
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In its commitment to support the local community, Fairfield worked with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, aided the renovation of Bethel Colony of Mercy’s new women’s campus, made generous donations to West Lenoir and Valmead Elementary Schools and participated in Relay for Life events. 

Women Build Program

Fairfield formed two teams of employees that each assisted in the last stages of building a house for the Caldwell County Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. The Women Build program encourages women to use various resources and skills to help build a Habitat home alongside the future homeowner.

Bethel Colony of Mercy

Fairfield employees also united to help clean the grounds of Bethel Colony of Mercy, a Christian ministry founded to aid men struggling with addiction and substance abuse. The facility recently acquired a property that will become its women’s campus, and Fairfield helped prepare the grounds for opening. The campus is expected to open in late summer.

West Lenoir and Valmead Elementary Schools

In efforts to give back to the local education systems, Fairfield has been working to put together 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to donate to students at West Lenoir and Valmead Elementary Schools, two Title 1 schools in the area. In addition to backpacks, Fairfield gave a generous $20,000 donation to West Lenoir and Valmead Elementary Schools.

Relay for Life

Keeping with its ongoing commitment to Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Fairfield organized a cookout and pie-throwing contest to raise money as well as participated in the annual Relay for Life walka- thon. The cookout alone raised $984, and employees who participated in the walk-a-thon benefiting Relay for Life raised over $10,000. This amount was matched by Fairfield, totaling $22,827.50 donated by the company to fund cancer research.

“As a company, we put a lot of emphasis on the importance of supporting the surrounding community,” said Jamie White, Vice President of Finance. “It’s really exciting to see how eager people are to give back.”

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