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Days of Caring Program

Employees participate in service projects through the Days of Caring Program to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and play.

 

2015 DAY OF CARING EVENT

On August 7, 2015, staff from Everlast Climbing donated and installed a Magna Traverse Climbing Wall in the gymnasium of Kaposia Education Center in South St. Paul, MN. The school serves students from kindergarten through 5th grade and is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) School offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP). Everlast Climbing chose to donate a climbing wall to Kaposia to honor the memory of the late Kathleen Kidd, one of the school’s teachers and the spouse of an Everlast Climbing employee.

The Day of Caring event was preceded by several Days of Caring in which production staff volunteered time to manufacture the various parts of the climbing wall during breaks and after hours. Everlast Climbing was able to completely donate the climbing wall package thanks to the generosity of its vendors who donated all of the materials.

This Day of Caring event was especially meaningful to staff because it honors the memory of a very special person and will benefit children for many years to come.

D of C 2015 Group on Wall

2014 DAY OF CARING EVENT

This year’s event was held again at Feed My Starving Children. On October 2, 2014 Everlast Climbing staff and family members assembled food packages to help feed starving and malnourished children in Africa.

A mixture of rice, soy, vegetables, vitamins and minerals was packaged, boxed and labeled to be sent to children in Liberia. The Everlast Climbing group, along with other groups in attendance, boxed 9,288 food packages–enough to feed 26 children for one year! Our group learned about world hunger issues and how these meals make a significant difference in the lives of children. We enjoyed spending time together and feel good about helping children in need.

Learn more about Feed My Starving Children.

Everlast Climbing Day of Caring

2013 DAY OF CARING EVENT

On October, 24, 2013, Everlast Climbing staff and family members assembled specially-formulated food packages at Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian hunger relief organization whose mission is to feed starving and malnourished children throughout the world.

A mixture of rice, soy, vegetables, vitamins and minerals was packaged, boxed and labeled to be sent to children in Cambodia. The Everlast Climbing group, along with other groups in attendance, boxed 6,966 food packages—enough to feed 19 children for one year! The group learned about hunger issues in the world and how these meals can make a significant difference in the lives of children. Staff enjoyed spending time together and helping children in need. Tracy and Troy received special recognition for their attendance at the Day of Caring for four consecutive years.

Learn more about Feed My Starving Children

Day of Caring 2013

2012 DAY OF CARING EVENT

Everlast Climbing held two service events this year in support of hunger relief. The kick-off event was a Food Drive December 3 – 17, 2012 in which 72 pounds of food was collected for Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger-relief organization. This was enough food to provide meals to 60 people. Then, on the evening of December 18, 2012 a team from Everlast Climbing distributed groceries at nearby Obama Elementary School through the Meals for Minds program, a mobile food pantry that brings  fresh food and staples to k – 12 students and families in need—right to their own school. The EC group enjoyed making a difference during this hands-on event by sorting food, setting up stations, greeting families and putting food directly into the hands of hungry people in our community. Each child left with 30 – 40 pounds of food!

Learn more about Second Harvest Heartland.

2012 Everlast Climbing Day of Caring

2011 DAY OF CARING EVENT

The success of last year’s Day of Caring prompted a repeat performance. On the evening of October 19, 2011, Everlast Climbing decided to again help out at Feed My Starving Children.

Everlast staff, families and friends, along with other groups, assembled and boxed more than 11,000 specially formulated food packages. This fed 33 children for one year.  The event was especially meaningful because it not only involved the staff, but also their families—even young children. Ten of our staff’s children volunteered alongside their parents to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate children.

2011 Everlast Climbing Day of Caring

2010 DAY OF CARING EVENT

On the evening of November 11, 2010, Everlast Climbing staff, families and friends gathered at Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian hunger relief organization whose mission is to feed starving and malnourished children throughout the world.

We assembled specially-formulated food packages by mixing rice, soy, vegetables, chicken flavoring, vitamins and minerals. The packages were then sealed, boxed and labeled. The Everlast Climbing group, along with other groups in attendance, boxed 8,434 food packages. This was enough to feed 23 children for one year. The food was distributed to an orphanage in Haiti. The event was enjoyed by everyone, especially since a difference was made in the lives of starving children.

Learn more about Feed My Starving Children.

2010 Everlast Climbing Day of Caring

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2009 DAY OF CARING EVENT

Everlast Climbing’s ‘Evening’ of Caring took place on November 17, 2009. Office and production staff installed an 8′ x 20′ Magna® Traverse Wall Package at Washburn Center for Children, a nonprofit agency serving children and families in Minnesota. Washburn specialized in helping children with social, emotional and behavioral mental health problems and their families. The Magna Traverse Wall Package was installed in Washburn’s gross motor room and will be used by the children it serves in their many different programs.

The Evening of Caring was preceded by several Days of Caring in which production and office staff volunteered their time to manufacture the various parts of the package during their breaks and after hours. We are especially grateful to our production staff for their 100% participation! Everlast Climbing was able to completely donate the climbing wall package thanks to the generosity of its vendors who donated all of the materials AND thanks to the generosity of employees. It was a meaningful and successful event for everyone involved!

Learn more about Washburn Center for Children.

2009 Everlast Climbing Day of Caring

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