There are numerous examples of Hammer Packaging and its over 400 associates participating in or contributing to local organizations and charities.
Each year Hammer participates in the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, which raises money for locally not-for-profit organizations. We also support the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer run. Each year, Hammer ranks among the top area corporations in its support of the United Way of Rochester which supports over 75 local charities and community organizations.
These are only a few examples of how Hammer associates give back to the local community. Giving back to the community is one more way that Hammer Packaging is able to communicate its own distinctive image.
Benches on Parade
Presented by Nazareth College of Rochester, Benches on Parade is a community arts project that provides local artists and businesses a chance to design public benches displayed across the Greater Rochester area.
Hammer sponsored the transformation of their bench, “Innovation Station”, with the help of local talented artist Amie Freling-Brown. Inspiration for the bench design came from Hammer’s consistent commitment to innovation in its industry. The bench highlights Hammer’s core values; Innovation, Quality, Sustainability, and leading-edge Technology. “We want to make it clear to anyone that visits our facilities that Hammer thinks outside the box and that we lead, not follow the industry”, says Jim Hammer, President and CEO.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Nazareth College Arts Center, the Rochester City Ballet, the New York Wine and Culinary Center and an additional 501(c)3 nonprofit of the highest bidder’s choice. At the end of the summer, the benches will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
About Benches on Parade
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Horses on Parade
Rochester, New York is following in the hoofprints of international cities like New York, Chicago, Toronto, New Orleans, and Zurich, with our own animal masquerade: High Falls Horses On Parade.
A collaborative effort of High Falls Brewing Company and Dixon Schwabl Advertising, High Falls Horses on Parade also involved many enthusiastic corporate citizens, talented artists, and dedicated community organizations.
With the proceeds from the horse sponsorships, High Falls donated a total of more than $130,000 to six local charities. After the parade, every not-for-profit organization in the Rochester area benefitted from funds raised at the post-parade auction.
ESL Animal Scramble
The ESL Animal Scramble was one of the area's highest profile charitable events - in the remarkable tradition of Horses on Parade, which raised over $1 million for more than 100 local charities! And the ESL Animal Scramble was presented by one of the area's most prominent businesses - ESL Federal Credit Union.