Right now, the world is facing an enormous challenge with the coronavirus. It’s unprecedented in its severity and scope, but it’s also a reminder that there are those among us who have been facing similar challenges every day, even in the best of times.
That’s why we launched our Kubota Kares program last year as a way to formalize and expand our philanthropic efforts. Together, the Kubota Engine America office looks for opportunities to get involved and give back to our community.
Over the holidays, our Kubota Kares team coordinated with our local chapter of the Salvation Army to organize an Angel Tree. Kubota Engine America employees dropped of gifts that were given to families in need:
Most recently, we did a 50/50 raffle over St. Patrick’s Day with half of the proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
We’ve also worked closely with the Northern Illinois Food Bank. In 2018, we made a $10,000 donation to provide meals for families in need right in our own community. We also participated in their Foodie 5K fund-raiser and took part in their Easy Eats Event, packing 500 healthy and easy-to-make meals:
Our Kubota Kares program also looks out for our own employees. Our distribution center in Lincolnshire, Ill., is also home to an apple orchard that offers us a place to take a quick walk and relax. The orchard reminds us of the beauty of nature and our company-wide commitment to sound environmental practices.
All of these experiences have been opportunities for us to unite around a shared goal and see how a little bit of good goes a long way. We’re thankful to see this spirit all around us, and we encourage you to pass it on.