​Employees Giving Back to Our Communities

Albany employees around the world voluntarily contribute their time, talents, and financial support to organizations and activities that are making a difference in the communities where they live and work. We are proud of our employees who get involved in community and charitable initiatives they're passionate about. Their volunteer activities are helping people and strengthening their communities.


Here are recent examples of how Albany employees are making a difference in their communities.

St. Stephen Runs Relay for Life

The employees of Albany’s production facility in St. Stephen, South Carolina, a small rural community, are known for their big hearts. And they make their volunteerism a family affair. One of the plant’s annual volunteer events is the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, an overnight community fundraising walk where teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking or running around the track. This year, St. Stephen set a personal best by raising more than $4,500 to fight cancer.

The Beat Goes On in Brazil

Since 2009, Albany International Brazil has supported Junior Achievement, a worldwide organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among grade school children, encouraging their personal development and teaching financial literacy and work readiness. In 2014, 41 Albany Brazil employees were JA volunteers, impacting more than 550 students. Employees also developed a cultural project for the plant’s neighborhood elementary school, providing music workshops where percussion instruments were created from recyclable materials for the students.

Perth Big Bikes for a Big Cause

A bicycle built for 30? Yes! And it’s the centerpiece of The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s annual fundraising event. Teams cycle together on these unique machines to empower Canadians to make positive changes and prevent disease, save lives at the moment a health emergency strikes and promote recovery, where and when it’s needed. The employees of Albany’s Perth plant have raised more than $8,000 over the last five years participating in this event, and in 2013, Perth won the Big Bike’s “Best Team Spirit” Award.