Cares week – Food donation program – North America

Electrolux Cares Week, a week of volunteering and giving back in our communities, took place the week of September 25. Many Electrolux sites across North America participated in activities centered around tackling hunger.

Societal value

Throughout the week, Electrolux employees volunteered in soup kitchens, donated canned goods and addressed hunger to help improve our communities for the better.


  • All sites: More than 8,400 employees participated,
    $25,000 donated to organizations with a mission centered around hunger, more than 35,000 meals provided to individuals and families in need, and 11,000 nonperishable food items were collected and donated.
  • Anderson: Participated in a canned food drive, delivered meals to local shelters, packed meals
    for children in need, donated Box Tops to local area schools, and much more.
  • Augusta: Prepared care packages for senior citizens, wrote note cards for elementary-aged children, and baked casserole dishes for the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Charlotte: Donated canned goods, prepared sandwiches for the homeless shelter, participated in a backpack build for hungry children, and more.
  • Juárez: Collected canned goods and household items for the victims of the recent earthquakes in Mexico City and the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Through the annual United Way campaign, employees helped donate 150,000 Mexican pesos to those impacted by the earthquakes.
  • Kinston: Donated canned food items and packaged dehydrated food bundles for families in need.
  • Memphis: Sold safety glasses representing the local school colors. All proceeds went toward providing Thanksgiving meals for needy families in the community.
  • Springfield: Donated canned goods and participated in a dunk tank where all proceeds benefited United Ministries food bank and Loaves and Fishes.
  • St. Cloud: Served and funded lunches at the local Salvation Army.

Next steps

Cares Week is an annual event in North America.