All Initiatives

Good Health and Well‑Being

Bags of Love
Clinton, South Carolina

Bags of Love is for senior citizens who receive Meals on Wheels through the local Senior Options program. It is an event held on Valentine’s Day and hosted by United Way of Laurens County. The bags contain items like facial tissues, crossword puzzles, hand lotion and sanitizer that get delivered along with the meal those citizens receive during the week of Valentine's Day. AstenJohnson Clinton office staff delivers for Meals on Wheels weekly. Our entire plant donates to the Bags of Love project.

Helping people in need has always been important to me. I am volunteering at the Travis Roy Foundation, for instance. Travis Matthew Roy was an American college ice hockey player that created the Travis Roy Foundation after he was injured and paralyzed from the neck down. The foundation gives grants to enhance the life of people with spinal cord injuries and for research. Every year, they organize a Ball tournament to raise money. I helped coordinate one of the fields for the entire weekend for this event. The event raises in excess of $500,000.00 each year. I also care about the environment and that’s why I have been participating to the Green Up Day for years. The Green Up Day is a spring clean-up tradition that activates thousands of Vermonters to get involved in their communities in picking up roadside litter.

Jeff Bouffard Sales Manager, Williston

Lee Denim Days
Charleston, South Carolina

Give $5 each Friday in October, or $20 for the month, and wear your favorite jeans! Donations help the American Cancer Society® save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, providing free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and helping people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.

Over $2,800 raised for the American Cancer Society

Red Cross Blood Drives

AstenJohnson coordinates with the Red Cross to organize blood drives at our sites so associates have the opportunity to donate their blood and help others. Associates who donate help improve three lives in just thirty minutes.

Participating Locations

Eupen Belgium

Charleston South Carolina

Clinton South Carolina

Appleton Wisconsin

Day of Caring
Charleston & Clinton, South Carolina

Trident United Way matches nonprofit agencies and schools with volunteer teams that help advance their mission and build capacity —all while fostering community engagement.

Charleston, South Carolina

Programs that encourage MOVING!
By meeting/exceeding the program goals, employees are eligible to receive $30 (monthly).

Program 1: 11,000 steps per day

Program 2: 1,000 active minutes per month

Program 3: Trackable fitness/excercise 25 times per month

Since starting the program, participants have walked over 100,000 steps

H.O.P.E. Charity Tournament
Kanata, Ontario

Associates from Kanata Business Support Center spent a day participating in the 36th and 37th annual H.O.P.E. Volleyball Summerfest Charity Tournament. As per their mission statement, H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) is a “volunteer, not-for-profit, event management organization that raises funds for community-based charities and has fun doing so.” The Summerfest event attracts crowds of more than 25,000 players and spectators each year. Over the years, it has grown into the “World’s largest one-day volleyball tournament” and has raised over $3.5 million for more than 110 local charities.

While the team won four of their five games in 2018, they won all five of their games in 2019. They were the only undefeated team on their court, securing them the title of “Court Champions”.

Over 3.5 million dollars raised for over ten local charities

AstenJohnson Team in 2019:

David Moore
Allyssia Villeneuve
Bill Mepé
Simon Grondin
John Xu
A few guest appearances

Local Charities Supported in 2019:

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation
Habitat for Humanity; Shelter Movers of Ottawa
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

Fitness Opportunity
Charleston & Clinton, South Carolina

We encourage gym membership by providing payroll deductions to local YMCAs.

over 100 participants enrolled since the program was introduced.

Wellness Challenge
Kanata, Ontario

In 2019 the Kanata Business Support Center started a “wellness team”. Each year in February, they host a “Wellness Challenge” where they invite the site associates to track daily wellness activities. The team also provides daily suggestions of simple wellness activities associates can try incorporating into their day. They include ideas for physical activity, nutrition, and mental health wellness.

Since June 2019, a bi-weekly communication called “Wellness Wednesday” is sent to the Kanata sites. This communication shares wellness tips and information on various wellness related subjects including mental health, nutrition, and physical activity. Some of 2020 topics have included:

  • Fantastic Healthy Fats and Where to Find Them
  • Meditation Can Be Simple
  • Safe Winter Walking
  • Tips for Fighting Loneliness During Lockdown