At Boxley, a company of Summit Materials, employees provide community support across Southwest Virginia by holding donation drives throughout the year. In 2023, we collected peanut butter for Food for Kids, essential items for Veterans Affairs through the Red Cross, and school supplies for a multitude of elementary schools.
Food For Kids
Our Support Center in Blue Ridge, Virginia, holds an annual peanut butter drive to support Food For Kids Weekend Pack-A-Sack. This program provides a bag of meals every weekend during the school year to eligible elementary school students to combat child hunger.
We offer further assistance by volunteering monthly to pack and deliver the bags to the various schools.
An employee spearheads donations for Veteran Affairs at our Fieldale, VA, location. They started in 2021 and steamed from Boxley trying to find ways to help our communities during COVID
This year, our Fieldale team collected:
- Toothpaste — 170 Tubes
- Bodywash — 78 bottles
- Bar Soap — 372 bars
- Razors — 68 packs (3 to 10 per pack)
- Laundry Pods — 35 packs
- Shampoo — 98 bottles
- Deodorant — 84
- Toothbrushes — 78
- Hot Chocolate — 23 boxes
- Toboggans — 27, his and hers
- Warm socks — 16 pairs
“It’s not about me. It’s not about Boxley. It’s about sustainability… it’s become a matter of heart,” Edna Hall, Inside Sales at Fieldale
Fill the Bucket
2023 was our inaugural school supply donation drive; our employees showed up across all locations. After the two-week campaign at the end of August, our boxes overflowed—we had too many individual items to count!