Merchant “Good Works” Story for March!

February 28, 2013

 

Levi Strauss & Co. has been committed to philanthropy since its inception in 1873.  Levi Strauss (the founder) donated to scholarship funds at the University of California Berkeley in 1897 and that philanthropic spirit has evolved and persisted through to the present day.

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“Each of us has a capacity to make business not only a source of economic wealth, but also a force for social and economic justice.”

~Walter Haas, Jr., Levi Strauss & Co. CEO, 1958–70

Levi’s supports two major foundations. The Red Tab Foundation is dedicated to supporting Levi’s employees in times of need. The Levi Strauss Foundation is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors across the world, including fighting HIV/AIDS, breaking the cycle of poverty through asset building, and promoting workers’ rights.  Both are utilizing exciting and innovative strategies to help people!

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