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Each year, AFL associates around the world take part in AFL’s Worldwide Month of Community Service, engaging in projects that support our communities and invest in the future.

All over the world, associates on six continents reach out to help by collecting food, clothing, shoes and other items to donate to the community; by forming an ACT (AFL Community Team) and providing service that also generates supplies or funding to nonprofit organizations; or by investing in the environment and planting trees. In 2017, AFL associates around the world gave back in many different ways. 


Spartanburg, South Carolina

AFL kicked off its second Habitat for Humanity build with a wall-raising ceremony. The four-bedroom house welcomes the Thompson family who will be moving in December 2017. Over the September/October timeframe, the exterior was mostly completed with nearly 200 AFL associates volunteering their time. 

Belmont, NH and Lowell, MA

Associates in Belmont, NH support Granite United Way with its annual Day of Caring where several organizations see volunteers from across the region descend on their site to give of their time. Lowell, MA associates partnered with ProjectLearn to paint “BookNooks” that are placed throughout the city for low income families. BookNook provides free books to children ages 0-8. Additionally, associates supported a back-to-school-supply drive that benefit Girls, Inc. in Lowell and New Beginnings in Laconia, NH. 

Monterrey, Mexico

Associates organized a Children’s Day Celebration for children assisted by the Arco Iris de Jesus ABP, an organization that provides guidance, orientation and help to families with children in high risk situations. Nearly 50 children were part of this celebration, enjoying everything from bounce houses and games to live cartoon characters, piñatas, a meal, celebration cake and souvenir for each child. Volunteers carefully watched the children, served them meals, cheered them through games and cleaned after the event. 

Swindon, UK

Four boxes of mixed groceries were donated by AFL associates for the Swindon Foodbank, an organisation which provides emergency food parcels to those in emergency need. People visit the foodbank because they are in crisis; reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Swindon Foodbank expects to feed around 5,000 local people in Swindon and surrounding area. 

Milton Keynes and Haverhill, UK

Associates joined in the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” by bringing in cake and coffee that was offered for a donation to MacMillan Cancer Research, a nationwide charity that knows that a cancer diagnosis can affect everything in someone’s life. MacMillan’s aim is to help sufferers with money worries, give advice about work and provide an ear to listen. They help people make the choices they need when they want to take back control of their lives.

Mönchengladbach, Germany

AFL associates provided time at a local children’s event that supported the Child Protection Association “Kinderschutzbund.” The event was a great success bringing attention to the needs of disadvantaged children locally. Additionally, associates participated in a local company fun run called “Run & Fun Lauf” in which donations were given to a local charity Lichtblicke e.V (in English: Rays of Hope). The organization supports local children and their families that are financially, materially or psychologically in need.

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