JB Learning Cares, the employee led charity committee of Jones & Bartlett Learning, organized a 'day (or 2) of volunteering' as part of the 2013 charitable initiatives. Generous employees have historically stepped up to donate money and items for a variety of drives, including toy drives during the holidays, food drives throughout the year, coat drives in the cold winter months, and most recently, the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy - donating over $5,400 to The One Fund Boston! Though employees were eager to donate more of their time and energy to a great cause. Earlier this year more than a dozen employees participated in Project Bread’s 45th Walk for Hunger raising nearly $3,000, and with the JB Learning Cares contribution, donated over $4,600 to assist hungry people across Massachusetts!
This month two crews of 12 volunteers donated their time (and sweat!) to support the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. Over two days, volunteers spackled, caulked, sanded, and painted two homes consisting of two units each. In total, the four units will house six adults and 11 children. The time and work devoted will help the four deserving families make new starts and memories in homes that they will own.
Through the work of Habitat for Humanity, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups, and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem — decent housing for all. Today, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people around the world.
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Habitat for Humanity website (http://www.habitat.org/local) and you can find local chapters near you.
About JB Learning Cares
JB Learning Cares, the Jones & Bartlett Learning philanthropy program, is an employee group interested in the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause or participate in fundraising activities. Our mission is to support, encourage, and facilitate charitable activities, donations and services within the Jones & Bartlett Learning community while maintaining and enhancing the integrity of the company as a whole. JB Learning Cares aspires to make a difference by providing employees with an opportunity to generate and participate in charitable and rewarding activates. We seek to use our resources and reputation as an innovative and distinguished company to promote education, wellness and community involvement.