We love our community. We have established a meaningful history in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we enjoy giving back where our Interface family began and thrives today. Because of our sentimental connection to our community, we strive to be exceptional stewards in our neighborhood.
Throughout the year, we team up several times as a company to participate in community events and volunteering opportunities to do good. It is central to our culture and an example of our core leadership principles. Our employees demonstrate impeccable pride in their service to others because they see the difference they make for their neighbors. They gravitate toward helping others.
Interface’s development of various community initiatives has seen team members show exceptional passion for serving younger generations. As a result, most of our social impact initiatives at Interface focus on helping children and teens.
“At Interface, social impact is more than a day of service, it’s ingrained in our company culture.” Lilian Gaithe, CHRO at Interface
Each year, we collect backpacks and school supplies for foster children in Arizona. Employees donate essential goods like pens, paper, notebooks and glue for different age groups. After the donations are collected, the team chooses a day to fill the backpacks.
Interface also organizes an annual Christmas Angels program where employees donate gifts for children of all ages. Participation never fails to exceed expectations, and our employees always go above and beyond for children in the program. Because of the success of our backpack and Christmas Angel programs, we plan to initiate a new community program this year to provide pajamas to kids in need.
In addition to our giving initiatives, Interface is partnering with local schools to make STEM education more accessible. Since we are an organization with expertise in technology and engineering, we are going to volunteer time to teach grade school children the basics of robotics. Our goal is to guide students into competing in state-wide robotics competitions, in the hopes they will want to continue their STEM education throughout their high school years and beyond. Perhaps they will even join our Interface team in our 2nd 50, as we just started our 51st year in business as the leaders in force measurement solutions.
Our community service initiatives provide us with the indelible opportunity to see the human side of our employees. We couldn’t be more thankful to serve our community as a team. By focusing our efforts on children, we’ve fostered an internal community at Interface with an unwavering passion to make a difference.