ELKHART, Ind. ─ Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert) is excited to announce a new way for team members to serve their communities. In collaboration with the Detroit-based nonprofit Life Remodeled, this experience provided Lippert with an opportunity to extend their community outreach efforts beyond Elkhart County, Ind., leaving a lasting legacy of positive change.
On Sept. 28, members of Lippert’s Elkhart County Leadership team joined forces with team members from their Sterling Heights, Mich., location to support Life Remodeled, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community revitalization and making a positive impact in underserved neighborhoods. Together, 110 Lippert volunteers worked to uplift and transform a community in need, embodying Lippert’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement in this first-of-its-kind domestic serving trip.
During their time with Life Remodeled, the Lippert team actively contributed to the organization’s mission of transforming vacant properties into vibrant hubs of opportunity for entire communities. They supported this vision by helping demo three stories of classrooms in a recently purchased school building, ripping out carpets, removing wall hangings and ultimately filling over four dumpsters with discarded items. The building is slated to become the nonprofit’s second “Opportunity Hub”, furthering their commitment to filling these revitalized spaces with the best and brightest nonprofit organizations, ultimately creating comprehensive support systems to help families thrive. The Lippert team’s dedication exemplified their commitment to fostering positive change and making a lasting impact in underserved neighborhoods.
“At Lippert, we are committed to investing in the communities where our team members live, work and play. This trip allowed us to dive deeper by taking service on the road and meeting up with Lippert team members in Sterling Heights to accomplish a truly meaningful project together,” said Michilah Grimes, Director of Corporate & Community Impact at Lippert. Grimes continued, “Team members from both locations serving together outside of Northern Indiana shows Lippert’s commitment to creating impact in every Lippert community, another element that made this project with Life Remodeled so special. Between the mission of the organization and the comradery between team members, this was one of the most meaningful events we have ever done. Everyone put away distractions to be available to grow as one team and show what’s possible when we are fully present.”
“Life Remodeled has just begun the process of repurposing a second vacant school building, and Lippert was the very first team to volunteer here,” said Chris Lambert, CEO of Life Remodeled. “Their valiant efforts saved us around $10,000 in demo costs, and half their team drove 200 miles to make that happen. Amazing!”
For President & CEO Jason Lippert, it was key for Lippert Leadership to participate in this event, as their active involvement served as a powerful example to the entire organization. It underscored his vision of Making Business a Force for Good in the World and reflected his dedication to corporate citizenship and community engagement.