Adam & Eve Celebrates Anniversary by Giving Back

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.—In 2010, Adam & Eve donated funds to more than 80 non-profit organizations totaling more than $85,000 in charitable contributions.

Adam & Eve rounded out the year with a recent fundraiser to benefit the local disaster relief fund of the American Red Cross, as well as the annual drives for Thanksgiving meals, the local Angel Tree program and some specific needy families in the Orange County (N.C.) area.

Along with corporate contributions, Adam & Eve employees helped too. A large portion of the $85,000 was raised by employees at various fundraisers through the year. Also, since the company matches contributions raised or given by employees, their efforts were doubled.

The largest amount of donations this year went to the American Heart Association, local hospice centers, breast cancer groups and a local animal conservator’s center. Among many others to benefit were local high schools, community groups, social services and animal rescues.

In addition to financial contributions, employees continued to donate their time and efforts to numerous causes. Some have become a regular part of Adam & Eve’s community services like Meals on Wheels, Adopt a Highway, blood drives and condom donations to health service centers.

Focus is also put on current events and what employees can do to help. In 2010, there was a shoe drive with the program Soles for Souls to benefit the survivors of the devastating Haitian earthquake. Also periodically, employees held drives for food and pet supplies for local pantries and rescues.

“Working for a company that cares about the community around them like Adam & Eve really gives me a personal motivation to come to work every day,” said longtime employee Rachel Vigneaux. “Most companies are only concerned with money, money, money but Adam & Eve is different. They firmly believe in giving back.”

Beth Deacon, pictured above, a local Red Cross representative, holds a donation check from Adam & Eve.