Continental is continuously looking for opportunities to serve the communities in which its employees live, work and play. The company recently expanded its paid volunteering program, giving eligible employees 16 paid hours each year to volunteer during "traditional" working hours. For the inaugural Continental Community Week, we set, and surpassed, an ambitious goal of volunteering 1,000 hours in 5 days in the United States and Canada.
The Continental Women’s Network provides a variety of opportunities for employees to engage with local non-profits. In April 2019, our Fort Mill Women’s Forum hosted a fundraiser event where puppies from a local non-profit organization, Project2Heal visited the office for an exciting afternoon of puppy love and unavoidable attention. In just one hour, employees raised over $400 for Project 2 Heal.
Continental’s San Jose location sits just two doors down from the Second Harvest Food Bank – so naturally, when the location opened in 2017, employees established a relationship with the organization. From sponsoring a delivery truck to packing thousands of pounds of food, Continental’s growing relationship with Second Harvest provides a valuable opportunity for employees (and their families!) to give back regularly.