Changing Lives and Communities

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2016 Make a Difference Mindelo Project

Community involvement is part of the lifeblood of our organization, and we are proud to have a focus on supporting our communities throughout the year.


Giving Our Time

Each year, we celebrate this commitment with our Make a Difference volunteer campaign. Employees work together to choose projects that address pressing needs in their communities and that reflect the issues they are passionate about, including food drives, environmental cleanups, renovations to local schools, fundraisers for medical research, and visiting with the elderly, among many others. 


Giving Our Dollars

H.B. Fuller donates approximately $1.5 million annually to support STEM education and youth leadership development, as well as other causes selected by employees.


Giving Our Hearts

Each year, employees around the world vote to honor one outstanding volunteer project. A recent winning project completed by 86 employees from our Mindelo, Portugal, site greatly improved the lives of 60 special neighbors. Partnering with local psychologies and teachers, the team spent two days improving a safe haven home for children who had been facing unsafe living situations. And, while we did a great thing for these special kids, this experience changed our employees, who reported how much their hearts were touched.

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