A passion for the work you do. Care for the people you’re doing it for. And a willing hand to offer whenever there’s need.
Our founder believed that as long as you put your customers‚ employees and community first‚ success would surely follow.
Fifty years later‚ we know he was right. The secret to our success can’t be found on a spreadsheet. It’s grounded in the principles that have always guided us.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: HELPING NEIGHBORS AROUND THE WORLD
Our employees believe strongly in giving back to the community. So our company focuses on the programs and issues Lands’ End employees care about most. And they care a lot.
Their passion means our company supports a number of community events‚ local churches‚ veterans’ organizations‚ homeless shelters and more. We’ve built homes, donated equipment to schools and scrap fabrics to charitable quilters. We match our employees’ fundraising efforts‚ and we’ve cast Humane Society dogs in our catalog shoots to highlight the benefits of adoption.
Lands’ End even helps employees connect with volunteer opportunities in their hometowns‚ and we honor the time they give with our matching contributions program.
Lands’ End regularly donates nearly $5 million of new and used merchandise each year to local and global nonprofit organizations. This is especially true when natural disasters strike in the United States and around the world. Acting as a company‚ we readily deliver in-kind contributions of clothing wherever it’s needed. Acting as a community‚ our employees often come together to do even more.
When Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast, Lands’ End partnered with the American Red Cross to deliver a 53-foot truck filled with winter weather items. We collected 4‚500 pairs of shoes for Haiti earthquake victims through the nonprofit organization Soles4Souls. And when earthquakes and a tsunami struck Japan‚ Lands’ End employees around the world raised money and worked together to send victims clothes and blankets‚ paper goods and drinking water.
LASTING CHARITABLE PARTNERSHIPS
We often partner and sponsor with local and national not-for-profit organizations to raise awareness of important issues‚ do some collective good and help people in need. Many of these relationships go back for years‚ reflecting our employees’ deep commitment to challenges like education‚ the environment‚ homelessness and more.
In 2010, Lands’ End became the key sponsor of the Clean Lakes Festival. We fund school wish lists at DonorsChoose.org‚ and have a long-standing connection to the Hodan Center of Mineral Point‚ Wisconsin‚ which provides support and work for disabled adults.
Our international offices also give back to in their communities‚ donating to dozens of charitable organizations. Lands’ End Germany supports the Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure‚ providing T-shirts and caps for survivors and sponsoring a sand-sculpting competition for kids near the racing route. While our UK office sends clothing to children in Uganda and Romania‚ and supports Rutland Friends of Cancer‚ British Red Cross and the Heart Foundation.
THE WOMEN’S DAY RED DRESS AWARDS Lands’ End was a proud sponsor of the 2014 Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women. The event recognized those who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease‚ including The Bill‚ Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.