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Timberland PRO And SkillsUSA Work Together to Improve Kansas City Community
Timberland PRO Hosts 12th Year of SkillsUSA
Kansas City, Mo. For the 12th consecutive year, mikeroweWORKS.com Timberland PRO is hosting community service events throughout Kansas City in partnership with the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). An expected 350 volunteers will participate in organized service events on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Since this partnership began in 2002, Timberland PRO and SkillsUSA have worked together to engage more than 8,000 students, advisors and alumni who have served over 40,000 total hours improving the greater Kansas City community. Over the years, volunteers and SkillsUSA students have engaged in hands-on activities such as working with facilities for wayward teens, building homes, improving the condition of affordable housing developments, planting fruit and nut trees to build a new urban orchard in downtown Kansas City, serving at a Kansas City food bank, and revitalizing neighborhoods and parks with cleanup activities in the Kansas City area. As an official sponsor of the event, Timberland PRO will be providing funding as well as outfitting volunteers with shirts.
This year, volunteers will have the opportunity to pack up food at the Kansas City region's largest food bank, Harvester's; help with various gardening activities that are split between locations within walking distance of each other at Niles Home for Children;and, help fix and organize donated furniture in a warehouse and showroom for My Father's House, an organization that assists families in need.
All projects are developed according to the G.R.E.E.N. standard, which focuses on finding grassroots organizations committed to sustainability, reusing and recycling materials, engaging relative stakeholders, educating participants and forwarding Timberland's goal of carbon neutrality.
Leadership through civic engagement is a shared commitment of SkillsUSA and Timberland PRO. Students attending SkillsUSA's NLSC will improve and demonstrate their leadership abilities and trade skills throughout the week with a variety of contests and workshops.
For the past 11 years, Timberland PRO has hosted service events during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills conference to provide students hands-on opportunities. Students have applied their skills and provided a direct benefit to the Kansas City community. Timberland PRO embraces the objectives of the conference, and is proud to partner with SkillsUSA to support its efforts. Timberland PRO's support of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference is one of Timberland's ongoing efforts to encourage volunteerism and community service.
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