Supporting Access to Education 

Our Commitment: Create or improve access to educational and skill development opportunities.

Our Approach: Build upon our established efforts to support employee development and partnerships with organizations that are passionate about enhancing the availability of quality education.

Bringing Our Promise to Life

Support Employee Development

We are a Company that is committed to continuous learning. We believe that we can only grow as an organization by continuing to learn about our consumers and the categories we participate in and, similarly, believe our employees’ growth is inevitably tied to giving them the tools they need to develop.

Our Employee Development programs offer foundational instruction on Company culture during onboarding and provides employees additional learning opportunities throughout their career.

Partner with Organizations Enhancing the Availability of Quality Education

Our passion for education extends to the communities where we live and work. Recognizing the challenges many families face to provide quality education for their children, we are proud to partner with organizations that address this challenge head on with innovative programs.

In addition to our partnerships, we are proud to directly support efforts in our communities. One example of this is our role as a member of the Heartland Consortium which launched Heartland Education Community, Inc., a community-based learning environment for Orrville residents. The organization’s efforts are based on five fundamental principles called The Five C's: Community, Connecting Learning to Life, Critical Thinking, Character Development and Continuous Improvement.

Program Highlights 

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More than 3,400 employees participated in professional development training last year

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Committed $500K to fund the Akron Children’s Hospital Reach out and Read® Program, which provides books to children during annual well visits

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Donated $1M to support the introduction of the I PROMISE School HomeTown Hall, which offers a unique space for children to learn and play and families to connect