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Adecol in Brazil Make a Difference day for H.B. Fuller.

H.B. Fuller Expands Corporate Volunteerism in Brazil

Posted 12/14/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

Every day, each of us has an opportunity to do something that can positively impact the lives of the people in our communities. In addition to the sense of personal fulfillment that volunteering can create, corporations know that active participation in volunteerism programs improves employees’ performance and engagement.

That’s why H.B. Fuller is so passionate about supporting corporate social responsibility, and why we’re proud that the team in Brazil (a result of H.B. Fuller’s recent acquisition of Adecol) took the time to participate in our annual Make a Difference campaign this October.

Volunteers from H.B. Fuller in Brazil.Employees worked with the children of Projeto Itapegica, which is a small institution that helps children in the region by providing education and enrichment activities. The purpose of the project was to generate a cross-generational dialogue with the elderly at Assistência Social Dom José Gaspar, an organization designed to provide all social, emotional, and material assistance to those in need, especially the dependent or semi-dependent elderly. The two groups participated together in different activities, including origami and dance. The H.B. Fuller team also helped with some much-needed renovations, like painting, and donated books and other needed supplies.

The office in Brazil also has their own Community Affairs Council - a group of employees that help manage employee volunteerism programs and direct local charitable giving. This great team at our newest location in Latin America will help spread the word that H.B. Fuller is a company that cares about the community, supports education and youth leadership development, and encourages 

Hand of an elderly woman on the back of a volunteer from H.B. Fuller in Brazil.

employees to give their time and talents to those in need.

We are excited about the outpouring of support for the local community from the team in Brazil. I am confident that our Make a Difference campaign demonstrates that, when we come together, our communities are stronger.

Learn more about the good H.B. Fuller is doing in communities across the globe by visiting our corporate social responsibility page.


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