AKRON — Goodyear is hosting its first Week of Volunteering June 1-7, involving more than 1,100 Goodyear associates and others who will provide an estimated 5,700 hours of volunteer service to Akron-area non-profit organizations.
Company locations in Brazil and China will join the effort with volunteer activities in their local communities.
Through more than 60 projects, Goodyear volunteers will refurbish a camp for kids, stock community foodbanks, install smoke alarms and educate community members about road safety.
"Volunteerism and community engagement are part of Goodyear's history and the foundation of our corporate social responsibility efforts," Richard Kramer, Goodyear chairman, CEO and president, said.
"The Week of Volunteering represents a step to connect more of our associates with the community and to encourage them to contribute their time, skills and resources on behalf of Goodyear throughout the year."