Boys and Girls Club of America Teams with Local Design Firms and Herman Miller to Bring Holiday Cheer to Disadvantaged Youth

December 12, 2011

The Boys & Girls Club of America, Herman Miller, Inc., and several of the countries leading interior design firms hosted the 15th consecutive We Care™ event, celebrating the holidays with an evening of entertainment, arts and crafts, and festive treats for youngsters in need. The event took place in cities across the U.S. and Canada between December 1st and 9th.

"It has been an absolute joy and privilege to work with the design community, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the past 15 years in creating special holiday moments for these kids," said John Newland, Herman Miller's Vice President of A&D. "We Care takes an extraordinary amount of time and talent to plan, but offers an incredible opportunity for each volunteer to directly impact the life of a child."

We Care is a non-profit business partnership that unites the Boys & Girls Clubs of American and Herman Miller with local businesses and design firms. The day of seasonal celebration includes a variety of craft stations where children create holiday gifts for their family and friends. Representatives from each participating business or design firm come up with unique craft ideas, and are on hand to help, teach and share in the holiday spirit.

First held in 1997 in Chicago, the event has grown to 27 cities across the U.S and Canada, and has served more than 35,000 deserving children. More than 6,000 kids participated this year alone.

Learn more about Herman Miller's involvement in We Care.

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Herman Miller works for a better world around you—with inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its curiosity, ingenuity, and design excellence create award-winning products and services, resulting in more than $1.6 billion in revenue in fiscal 2011. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also established Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2011, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was also cited by FORTUNE as the "Most Admired" company in the contract furniture industry. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR