A Decade of Making a Difference

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Adecol Volunteers for H.B. Fuller Make a Difference.

H.B. Fuller employees bring to life our company commitment to giving back through our annual Make a Difference volunteer campaign. 

During October, employees at H.B. Fuller locations around the world plan volunteer projects to respond to pressing issues in their communities. 2018 was the 10th year of the campaign, and involved more employees than ever before.

Over 1,200 employees in 15 countries donated more than 4,900 hours of service to their communities, positively impacting approximately 4,100 community members. Employees selected projects that connected with causes they are passionate about and addressed local community needs. The year’s 44 projects included renovations and landscaping at local nonprofits, food drives, establishing community gardens, environmental restoration efforts, enrichment activities for children in need, and donations of school supplies, among many others.

H.B. Fuller Make a Difference logo.This was the first year of participation in the campaign for employees at our recently acquired business, Adecol in Guarulhos, Brazil. Employees enthusiastically embraced the Make a Difference campaign and organized a debut project so successful that it was chosen as the year’s outstanding project in a vote by employees around the world. Over 100 employees worked with two local nonprofits to bring together children and seniors for a day of cross-generational enrichment activities. In the week leading up to the event, employees also volunteered at both nonprofits, completing needed renovations, and collecting donations of books and supplies. As the year’s outstanding project, the nonprofits the Adecol team worked with received donations from H.B. Fuller.

Over the past decade of the Make a Difference campaign, H.B. Fuller employees have donated over 52,000 volunteer hours through 430 projects. We are proud to have established this annual tradition of giving back and look forward to seeing how we can help our communities in the next decade.