BOLDLY GIVING BACK.
At Carter, community involvement is a hallmark of our corporate mission and a way of life. For over 55 years, we have had the privilege to serve the communities where we live and work. Each year, we volunteer thousands of hours, including company-sponsored time and give to the causes that move us. Over the past three years, we have given over a half a million dollars to over 170 causes. A few of our proudest accomplishments include:
In 2007, we chose the Make-A-Wish Foundations of Georgia & Alabama and Central & Northern Florida to be our primary charity partners by committing to help make wishes come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Since then, more than 95% of our associates have participated in granting wishes for 28 children in Georgia and Florida, contributing hundreds of hours and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars. These included trips to Disney World, room makeovers, new play sets, and life-size trains, among others.
Atlanta Public Schools
In 1993, Carter kicked off a partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, by implementing a mentoring program for at-risk children, which encourages our associates to mentor children on company time for four hours a month throughout the school year. Carter associates have provided over 10,000 hours of tutoring and mentoring and participate in special events, including job shadowing, Principal-for-a-Day, and Career Day. Our associates have also contributed funds for a new playground and computer equipment for the school.