Monsanto Gives Back to Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i
As part of the first annual Monsanto Gives Back Day, employees of Monsanto Hawai‘i volunteered their time in support of the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i’s Camp Paumalu on the North Shore of O‘ahu.
31 employee volunteers from Monsanto picked up paint brushes to refresh the main camp lodge, sleeping bunks, restrooms and kitchen at Camp Paumalu. The company also donated all of the paint and supplies.
“We are extremely grateful to Monsanto Hawai‘i for their support of Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i,” said Michael Koehne, Property Manager at Camp Paumalu. “Camp Paumalu is home to one of our most popular programs, and Monsanto’s efforts to improve our facility will be appreciated by many.”
Monsanto Gives Back Day is a nationwide effort hosted by the Row Crops Manufacturing Women’s Network (RCMWN). More than 900 Monsanto employees from across the U.S. participated in this inaugural event, logging an impressive 3,663 volunteer hours.
“One of our commitments here at Monsanto Hawaii is to continue to support our local community and we are always looking for ways to give back. We were pleased to partner with the Girls Scouts of Hawai‘i,” said Christina Winkler who headed up the project for Monsanto Hawaii. “It was wonderful to know on that one day, we were joined by our colleagues company-wide in a collective effort to contribute to our respective communities.
Monsanto Hawai‘i and its employees have donated more than $300,000 to various community organizations and nearly 7,000 volunteer hours for various causes including health and human services, disaster relief, historic preservation, education and environmental protection.