Joy Global in the Community

Community relations

Our goal is to operate as a strong, sustainable organization with a genuine social responsibility to our people and the communities where we live and work. 

We take a comprehensive approach that aligns with our corporate values and maximizes the impact we can have as a global organization. We focus our investment of financial and employee volunteer resources to address specific initiatives within the local communities in which we operate; these include education, community development, and human services. 

Our community programs are not just about writing a check. We get actively involved in many of the programs, often providing leadership and teams of volunteers. Our employees are fully engaged in our community relations efforts, offering generous help when needs arise. 

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Joy Global Foundation

Our foundation

For more than 30 years, our foundation has provided financial support for non-profit charitable organizations in the U.S. communities where Komatsu Mining operates.

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Employee volunteer spotlight: Tony Anderson

In 2015,Tony Anderson, a gear cutter at our National Avenue plant, received the highest award the Wisconsin AFL-CIO can offer for service to the community.

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Employee volunteer spotlight: Randy Biles

Congratulations to Randy Biles for his wonderful support of the scouting movement.

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Employee volunteer spotlight: Elmo Jimenez

Elmo has always been interested in social issues in his community; over many years, he has worked with local politicians to develop projects in the district where he lives: Ancón (north of the city of Lima).

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Employee volunteer spotlight: Jose Ortiz

Jose has created the NGO "Venezuelan Union" in Peru, dedicated to supporting Venezuelans who come to Peru and need help in beginning their lives in a new country. 
Why We Believe in Education

Why we believe in education

We are committed to supporting education, particularly programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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University activities

We are committed to supporting mining education through scholarships and advisory councils.

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Worcester Science in the Park

Employees from our Worcester UK facility recently participated in a Science in the Park STEM event in their city. 

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East Texas Literacy Council Spelling Bee

The Longview Komatsu facility has long supported the East Texas Literacy Council (ETLC) who provides a variety of services to enable adult learners to achieve personal goals and self-sufficiency through literacy. 

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Helping future generations of engineers

Recently, our facility in Longview, Texas, U.S.A, welcomed a group of students from Pine Tree High School who will be pursuing a career in engineering.

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Komatsu sponsors STEM challenge

Recently, Komatsu Mining invited local 7th and 8th grade students to compete in a Fluid Power Challenge at its facility in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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Ware Elementary Career Showcase

This April, our Longview Operations team participated in a career showcase at Ware Elementary, our local partner school. 

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Engineering Students Visit Longview Operations

This April, a group of Pine Tree High School students who are studying engineering visited the Longview Operations to see firsthand what we do at our facility.

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A Wise Investment

Recently employees from Komatsu Mining Corp in Milwaukee spent the day with eighth graders from Morgandale School to facilitate the Finance Park program.

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Celebrating Manufacturing Month

Our locations in both Milwaukee, WI and Longview, TX participated in National Manufacturing Month events to introduce the next generation to the wide range of careers associated with manufacturing.
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Improving STEM Education Outreach

Recently, we sponsored the 14th Annual sySTEMnow Conference coordinated by STEM Forward. The event attracted over 200 educators, administrators, nonprofit leaders and business partners who promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Mining graduates visit Komatsu Mining

Recently, 17 mining and metallurgy graduates visited the Komatsu Mining Corp. Wadeville plant and were introduced to Engineering career opportunities. 
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Donating computers in Chile

Employees in Chile recently donated 40 laptops to local schools; one school will establish a special mathematics lab with the computers and the other will offer free computer education to children, teenagers and adults. 
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Sasol TechnoX 2017

On a chilly Monday morning in Secunda, on July 31st 2017, a team of Komatsu Mining Corporation employees awaited the arrival of students for the Sasol TechnoX.

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Youth Day in South Africa

Employees honor Youth Day in South Africa, commemorating the protest of 10,000 students in Soweto, South Africa in 1976 against Apartheid.

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New Classrooms for Evander High School

In June 2017, Komatsu officially handed over three newly built classrooms and furniture to the Evander High School.
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Mural for Carapongo School

Komatsu employees from Lima, Peru spent a Saturday painting a mural on the side of a local school - much to the delight of the local children!
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Peru School Tools Campaign

Our Peru offices coordinated with United Way to deliver school supplies to over 2300 children at 17 schools.
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RGS Careers Expo

Two engineers from the Worcester facility, UK, attended a careers evening at a local high school for the second year running. 
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Amazing Race 2017

Our Electrical and Mechanical Engineering employees from our South Africa offices entered two teams to take part in the Amazing Race 2017. 
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Longview Engineers Serve as Judges

Every year, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering brings together students to compete and celebrate achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Two of our engineers served as judges for the local high school challenge
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We Donate Simulator to World of Wonder

We donated a custom Loader Cab Simulator for the Longview World of Wonder (WOW) Energy City exhibit.
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Worcester Office Holds Student Open Day

Our Worcester, UK office held its annual Student Open Day in July.  Three local schools were invited to send a mixed group of their brightest 14-15 year-old science students interested in a career in engineering or manufacturing.
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Lima office contributes to school supply drive

Employees from our Lima offices participated to the United Way’s annual school supply drive, donating funds for 60 supply kits and distributing kits at local schools. 

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Karabo Centre top performers awards ceremony

On Friday, 1 April 2016 an awards ceremony was hosted for the top performers of the Karabo Centre project.

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RGSW school visit

Two engineers from the Worcester facility, UK, participated in a careers evening in a local high school. 
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Engineers Week, global education outreach

We recognized the 65th anniversary of Engineers Week (February 21-27) by celebrating on a global scale. 

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Future engineers design future cities

Hundreds of middle school students gathered at the Milwaukee School of Engineering to compete in the Wisconsin Regional Future City competition partly sponsored our company.

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sySTEM furthers STEM education

In October we sponsored the 12th Annual sySTEM Now Conference presented by STEM Forward, a non-profit organization in Wisconsin dedicated to furthering STEM in the state.   
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Worchester student open day

Our Worcester, UK office held its first Student Open Day. Three local schools were invited to send a mixed group of their brightest 14-15 year-old science students interested in a career in engineering or manufacturing.
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Scarborough Engineering Week

Employees from facilities throughout the UK were proud to participate in the 3rd Annual Scarborough Engineering Week.  
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Safety week in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

This October, our Belo Horizonte, Brazil location held its annual Safety Week with lectures on health promotion and accident prevention. 
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Hunter Valley employees help students explore careers

This fall, employees in the Hunter Valley region of Australia partnered with Youth Express to participate in Career Quest at three local high schools. 
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Students tour Iron Range service center

Technical education students are wowed when they tour our Iron Range service center in Virginia, MN. 
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Our company at Sasol TechnoX

Our Africa office participated in this year's Sasol TechnoX exhibition, helping students understand our business and equipment. 
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We receive Spirit of STEM award

We were awarded the "Spirit of STEM" award from STEM Forward, an organization supporting educational programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 
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Why we believe in community development

We build and support the communities in which we work and live by investing in partnerships with organizations that revitalize and enrich our local neighborhoods.

Importance of community partnerships: Habitat for Humanity

At Komatsu, we support efforts that build and support the communities in which we reside including Habitat for Humanity.
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Employees support local trail, reclaim coveted trophy

Nearly 200 Komatsu Mining Corp employees participated in the 2018 Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail 5K run/walk, earning the title of “Largest Corporate Team”.
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Longview Operations Adopts-A-Highway

This April, 17 volunteers from the Longview Operations team volunteered for our quarterly Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup along the 2-mile stretch of road behind our facility. 

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Longview adopts a highway

On the first Friday in April, 17 volunteers from the Longview Operations team volunteered for our quarterly Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup.
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Komatsu support honor flight

This November, some of our employees went to the airport to cheer on 151 veterans as they embarked on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

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A Trail that Unites

For over a decade, our company has invested in the upkeep and development of the Hank Aaron Trail in Milwaukee by sponsoring the annual 5K Run/Walk.
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Football club receives donations

The Germiston office of Komatsu Mining recently donated football bibs to the Mighty Brothers and Sisters Football Club of Germiston. 
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Nelson Mandela International Day 2017

Employees were encouraged to participate in community service to commemorate Mandela’s contributions to society.
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Helping the women of La Joya Arequipa

Our Peru office has been donating wood to a local women's group to help them improve the structure of their clothing workshop, allowing these mothers to work in a safer, cleaner environment. 
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Longview operations supports Adopt A Highway

Our Longview Operations has joined 3,800 volunteer groups dedicated to keeping the highways of the great state of Texas clean. The AAH program gives Texans an opportunity to volunteer in their community while enjoying teamwork, exercise and roadside scenery. 
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Joining Minera Escondida To Support SOS Children’s Villages Of Antofagasta

Our Chile office took part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Minera Escondida by joining their "A salute with meaning" campaign, driven by the mining company together with the Chilean branch of SOS Children´s Villages.
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Building Social Housing In Southern Chile

Representatives from different areas and mine sites of Chile, including the Labor Union, participated in this year’s community winter works of the Faculty of Business Administration of the Universidad Católica de Chile.
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5K Walk Preserves Local Trail

On Saturday, August 6 over 1,000 runners and walkers came to the Menomonee Valley to participate in the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk.  
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Partnering with La Obra foundation

This July, employees from several different departments worked alongside board members of the Workers Union and participated in housing construction in Yerba Buena, Chile. 

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Community spring cleaning in Longview, TX

This April, employees from our Longview, TX facility participated for the third time in the city’s spring “Green & Clean” initiative.  
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Stewardship for Trail & Community

Supporting the Hank Aaron State Trail through participation in the Stew Crew is part of our commitment to community development. 
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Fighting fires for Leandra

This September, our Africa offices officially handed over two fire fighting vehicles to the Leandra Fire Station.
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Employees hit Hank Aaron state trail for 5K

Our employees, family and friends participated in the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail 5K Run/Walk in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Mandela Day initatives

Employees from our Africa office pulled together to participate into two activities to celebrate Mandela Day. 
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Longview clean-up

A group of employees from our Longview, Texas facility did their part to keep their community beautiful.

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Why we believe in human services

We work to enhance the quality of life of others through support of organizations that address basic human needs.

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More than a Meal

For over 25 years, Milwaukee area employees have volunteered to support an organization called The Gathering which feeds meals to Milwaukee’s hungry at four locations throughout the city. This spring, the organization recognized Komatsu for serving over 75 meals.

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Food Sort Sheds Light on Community Needs

Recently employees at our Milwaukee, WI facility volunteered alongside family and friends to sort 13,000 lbs. of food for Hunger Task Force.

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Milwaukee Honors World Blood Donor Day

In support of World Blood Donor day fifty-two employees at Komatsu Mining Corp’s Milwaukee facility volunteered to save a life by participating in a blood drive to benefit the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

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Jardín Flor de Oro

This April, our Komatsu Mining employees in Santiago, Chile continued to donate money to help their community; this time they donated diapers to Jardín Flor de Oro. 

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Easter at Pastoral da Criança

This March, our Brazil team handed out chocolate and other Easter treats at Pastoral da Criança. 

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Home San Jose

This March, over 50 of our Komatsu Mining employees in Santiago, Chile donated money to buy diapers for Home San José.

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Lessons Learned through Volunteerism

For decades, Komatsu Mining Corp has been providing financial and volunteer support to The Gathering, helping the non-profit fulfill its mission to provide meals and associated services to those who would otherwise go hungry.

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Hiway 80 Rescue Mission

Recently our Longview Finance team served meals at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Longview, Texas. 
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Serving a Meal and Strengthening a Team

This January our Human Resources team in Milwaukee, WI volunteered to serve the hungry with our long-time community partner, The Gathering.  The organization serves meals at three different sites throughout the city, helping those who face food insecurity. 
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Sustaining Life by Donating Blood

This January, employees at our Milwaukee facility marked National Blood Donor Month by hosting a blood drive to benefit the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. 
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Joy of Christmas

For the second consecutive year, the Sudbury Hard Rock employees participated in the Adopt-a-Family program through a local women’s shelter, the YWCA Genevra House.
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Christmas in a Kindergarten

For the tenth consecutive year, the workers at KMC Santiago gave a beautiful Christmas party to the children of the Flor de Oro kindergarten. 
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Sharing Thanks, Helping Others

Milwaukee area employees, family and friends came together to serve the Thanksgiving meal to guests of an organization called The Gathering.
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Filling Boxes of Nourishment

Employees from Komatsu Mining’s engineering group in Abingdon, Virginia volunteered their time and talent to pack Thanksgiving food boxes for needy families served by the Second Harvest Food Bank in Kingsport, TN. 
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The Right Start to the Day

This July, our Milwaukee Finance team helped serve breakfast at The Gathering, serving up scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, oatmeal, toast, fresh fruit, donuts, coffee and juice.
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Helping Chile's homeless

Komatsu Mining employees in Santiago, Chile recently went into the nighttime streets of Santiago to deliver sandwiches and warm clothing to the homeless. 
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Mission’s not impossible - Never give up

Nearly a dozen employees at the Global Distribution Center (GDC) in Houston, Pennsylvania, set forth to raise funds throughout the year to support the American Cancer Society.
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Taking a step FORWARD to make a little difference

Our Komatsu Mining staff in India helped make life a little less complicated for their neighbours experiencing health emergencies by donating an Intensive Care Ambulance to Hope Kolkata Foundation.
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Donating Blood-It’s Personal

Recently the Komatsu Mining Corp facility in Milwaukee, WI hosted a blood drive for the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.  Employees came to learn that those who benefit from blood donations aren’t always strangers - sometimes it is someone you know.
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A Shared Sense of Gratitude

The Milwaukee area employees of Komatsu Mining Corp have been helping an organization called The Gathering for over 25 years. The organization serves meals to the hungry at three locations throughout the city.
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A Healthier Food Sort

In early June, nearly 30 employees, family and friends lined up along the conveyer line at Hunger Task Force to sort food which would be distributed to over 50 local food pantries.
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Winter Shoe Drive

Komatsu partnered with 4Souls Foundation to deliver shoes to local students who might otherwise have to attend school without shoes.
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Peru Flood Donation Campaign

Our Peru offices joined forces after the extensive natural disasters this year to donate food to victims across the country.
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Longview Employees Exceed Blood Drive Goal

Our Longview Operations facility partners with Carter BloodCare on a quarterly basis for on-site blood drives. Thanks to all donors, a total of 40 units was collected potentially saving 120 lives!

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A Passion for Helping Others

In February employees in Milwaukee continued a nearly 25-year tradition of serving Milwaukee’s hungry by volunteering for an organization called The Gathering.  The organization serves meals at four locations throughout the city and with over 50 volunteer experiences under their belt, our employees have the process down to a science.

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Longview Finance Volunteers at Local Shelter

Longview Finance employees found an opportunity to help out in the Longview community and serve the needs of others. In August 2016 and again in February 2017, their team served hot meals at the Highway 80 Rescue Mission.
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Employees Exceed Goal for National Blood Donor Month

January marked National Blood Donor Month in the United States and in honor of this our Milwaukee, Wisconsin facility hosted a blood drive for the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. 
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Blood Drive Connects Us All

This spring several of our locations throughout North America hosted blood drives to benefit local blood banks in the community.
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Serving others as a team

For the second year the Human Resources team in Milwaukee, Wisconsin volunteered their time to serve a meal to the hungry through an organization called The Gathering.
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Christmas Meal Served to the Hungry

This December, in the midst of the first major snow storm to hit Milwaukee, our employees, family and friends ventured out with a mission to help others.

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Sharing the Holidays

Each year, the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee coordinates with companies and organizations throughout the city to brighten the holidays through its annual Giving Tree Program. This year, 62 employees took tags for 100 children that ranged from newborns to five-year-olds. 
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Bringing joy to children in Chile

To generate a warmer and welcoming environment for the children at the Tierra de Esperanza (Land of Hope), we commissioned visual artist Fernanda Bisbal the development of a special design.
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Employees Rally to Help Others

Earlier this month employees from our facilities in Pennsylvania felt compelled to rally to help their neighbors to the south when floods devastated nearby communities in West Virginia. 
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Africa Mandela International Day Celebrations

By becoming a Mandela Day change maker and doing something that affects positive change every day, we show that actions speak louder than words.

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Brazil winter clothing campaign

Our volunteers gathered clothes and 200 blankets that were distributed to two non-governmental and non-profit entities in Brazil.
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Helping Hungry Kids

This June employees at our Milwaukee, WI facility volunteered to help at one of The Gathering’s meal sites located in a neighborhood called Washington Park.
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Food Sort Opens Eyes, Brings Together Employees

This June over 30 Joy Global employees, family and friends came together to sort food for Hunger Task Force, a free and local food bank serving Milwaukee County.  
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Anniversary of partnership with Hope Kolkata Foundation

The employees at our Kolkata office are proud to mark the one-year anniversary of their partnership with Hope Kolkata Foundation.

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Brick Project Street Sleep

The 4th annual Brick Project Street Sleep raises awareness of the plight of people living on the streets and also gains extra funds for the centre’s services.
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A smile & a hot meal

Employees in Milwaukee have long been dedicated to serving those in need and that tradition continued this February while helping an organization called The Gathering. 
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Adopt a family

Employees of the Franklin and Reno facilities partnered with our I.A.M Local 1842, and OPEIU 457 in the 19th Annual Adopt-a-Family project.  
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Giving to those in need, sharing warmth this winter

This winter employees at our Milwaukee facility helped Milwaukee’s homeless population by donating care bags.
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Human Resources volunteers on MLK Day of service

The HR team volunteered to support an organization called The Gathering to feed meals to Milwaukee’s hungry throughout the city.
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Santa in Brazil

Our Brazil employees provided gifts that are wished for by local underprivileged children in their “Christmas Letters”.

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Santa in Chile

Our Chile employees donated money to purchase gifts and candies for 97 underprivileged children between 2 and 4 years old in a kindergarten named “Flor de Oro.”

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Milwaukee employees demonstrate spirit of giving

Employees participate in the annual Giving Tree Program to benefit children and young adults throughout the city in the holiday season.
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Sharing the Spirit of Thanksgiving

On November 21st a group of 25 Milwaukee employees, family and friends volunteered their time for an organization called The Gathering.
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Children's Day in Brazil

Our Brazil office held a special party for the children at Graça Rios, a non-governmental organization that provides healthcare and daily care to underprivileged children.
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Meals for Milwaukee hungry

On one of the hottest days of the year, a group of 15 employees, retirees, family and friends volunteered to serve a meal to Milwaukee’s hungry.
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Donated food, time, and money helps Washington County Food Bank

Employees in Meadowlands, PA, donated their food, time, and money to the Greater Washington County Food Bank. 
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Blankets keep homeless warm in Brazil

An employee-led event in Belo Horizonte, Brazil is helping keep the homeless warm during this winter season. 

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We add a light of hope

Our company and Hope Kolkata Foundation joined hands this year for a project named Ashar Alo - A Light of Hope to support orphaned, abandoned, or trafficked adolescent girls. 
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Employees sort 17,000 lbs. of food

This June, Milwaukee area employees gathered to volunteer their time to sort food for Hunger Task Force, a free and local food bank that serves over 51 food pantries.
Disaster Relief

Generosity after tropical cyclone Marcia

During Tropical Cyclone Marcia, many of our employees helped their fellow employees as well as the community.

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Duffield blood drive

Our Duffield facility has been hosting blood drives since 2007.