Three Things We've Learned From Giving Back
Smartwool offers many benefits, like late starts on powder days, mandatory company ski days, and endless amounts of fizzy water – but one of our favorite benefits is that Smartwool offers 40 hours of paid community service time annually for employees. The hours can be achieved on your own, or as a group of Smartwooligans out to do good.
This year alone, Smartwool employees have logged 1,954 volunteer hours in partnership with 26 non-profits. Over the past 10 years, we've counted over 15,000 volunteer hours. Now that’s a lot of giving back!
Twice a year, we take time to participate in company-wide service days. Our offices stretch from Steamboat Springs and Boulder, Colorado, all the way to Chattanooga, Tennessee. In June, the Steamboat Springs crew took a day off to give back to our community and playgrounds with the National Forest Service, while the Boulder team worked with Rocky Mountain Anglers and helped clean up Boulder Creek (read more about it here!) This September, we wrapped up our final company-wide service day with non-profit Yampatika in Steamboat.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, we wanted to reflect on what we’ve learned from our community service efforts.