The Home Depot
The world’s largest home improvement retailer has mixed business with giving back for more than 25 years. Among The Home Depot’s notable initiatives:
Corporate Volunteerism: The Home Depot has one of America’s most advanced employee volunteerism programs. In 2005 alone, Team Depot helped build 181 Habitat for Humanity homes and made 8,670 home repairs with Rebuilding Together among other projects. Home Depot actively encourages other companies to engage their workers as a leader of the Hands On Network’s Corporate Month of Service.
Disaster Relief: When disaster strikes The Home Depot is in the vanguard of companies working smart with nonprofits to help out. The Home Depot, its foundation and suppliers have invested over $11 million in rebuilding Gulf Coast communities since Hurricane Katrina. In addition, the company is in a multi-year partnership with the American Red Cross to teach people how to get ready for hurricanes, wild fires and other cataclysmic events.
KaBOOM!: A founding sponsor of KaBOOM!, The Home Depot announced in July 2005 that it would create and refurbish 1,000 playspaces in 1,000 days, a commitment of $25 million and 1 million volunteer hours.