Lippert celebrates National Volunteer Week with more than 1,200 volunteers

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind., --Each third week in April is National Volunteer Week, a week to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers and to urge people to get out and volunteer in their communities.

One of Michiana’s largest manufacturers is utilizing its production-line skills for change. Lippert manufactures products for RVs, the automotive industry, marine equipment and commercial vehicles, but this week, Lippert employees are packing boxes of much-needed supplies for various non-profits in celebration of National Volunteer Week.

Lippert’s goal this week is to pack more than 107,000 items into 3,360 boxes for local schools and nonprofits.

Michilah Grimes, the Director of Corporate & Community Impact at Lippert says that Lippert’s volunteer work is more than an opportunity to give back

“The Lippert Cares Initiative started in 2017. We wanted to find a way to connect with our team members on a deeper level and we found that volunteering does just that. We have more than 90 locations, and every one of those locations will be giving back in some capacity over the course of the week,” said Grimes.

Over the past five years, Lippert has contributed over 550,000 hours of volunteer work.

“It’s just humbling to be a part of a company that cares so much about giving back to our communities,” said Grimes.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties are among the several organizations that will receive these items.

Amanda Shoup, a representative of the Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County said that Lippert has worked with the organization for more than a decade.

“We’re thankful for the community members, coming out and supporting the kids, and I think that it’s important that the kids see that the community as a whole support them and want to see the kids succeed,” said Shoup.

Lippert is also donating essential items to five local schools, the Center for the Homeless, La Casa de Amistad, the Veterans of Foreign Wards, food banks and more. 

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