At Jabil sites around the world, our employees volunteer their time and talent for causes that create positive impacts in the local communities where we work. Jabil employees champion projects that are personally meaningful and often develop long-lasting relationships with organizations that support critical needs within their communities. Managers encourage employees to participate in team volunteer events that empower employees to work together, engage with their communities and thus create a larger impact.
In the summer of 2017, 28 Jabil volunteers arrived at the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Special Public Education Institute to participate in Jabil’s annual Give and Gain Day. The school, which serves the needs of intellectually disabled children, is housed in a castle dating back to 1720. Upkeep on the school grounds is a challenge but also an opportunity for employees to help make a difference.
In September of 2017, 36 Jabil employees spent a total of 144 hours cleaning up Mount Phoenix, a scenic park in Shenzhen, China. The park has witnessed a dramatic increase in foot traffic as the population of Shenzhen has expanded in recent decades. To reduce this impact, Jabil employees rolled up their sleeves and spent a day beautifying the park.
In the fall of 2017, 40 Jabil employees spent a day volunteering at the Huangpu Xiagang Work Therapy Station in Guangzhou, China. The center provides day care, rehabilitation exercises, and employment services to individuals with physical or mental disabilities. To help members celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual holiday in China, Jabil volunteers brought rice and mooncakes (traditional pastries eaten during the Festival), participated in performances and organized games with gifts.
Jabil sites in the United States have a rich tradition of working with Habitat for Humanity, an international non-profit that partners with community members to build homes for families in need. For the past seven years, Jabil Atlanta employees have volunteered their time and expertise to build homes with Habitat for Humanity, and 2017 was no exception. Often coming straight from work during the week, employees spent about 96 hours helping to build a house in their community for a single mother of two. Jabil participated in other Habitat home builds in Mount Pleasant, Chula Vista, Mebane and St. Petersburg throughout the year.