Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, hosted “Do What You Can Day” on Wednesday, November 2, its annual day dedicated to giving back to the community.

More than 1,000 employees in North America, the Pacific Rim and Vietnam participated in various activities benefiting individuals and families worldwide. The company’s signature activity for the day was creating WeHero Packs of Inspiration healthy food kits at nine of facilities to address food insecurity in local communities. Over 2,000 kits were designed and assembled, translating to 1,074 volunteer hours and $32,000 worth of volunteer time.

Other company facilities engaged in projects to help their local communities, including raising funds to benefit local food banks and hurricane relief or collecting toys, clothes and other basic necessities to support families in need. Do What You Can Day is a celebration of and commitment to Simpson Strong-Tie founder Barclay Simpson’s principle of giving back to others. “We’re all connected in some way and are all part of a greater community . . . Help out your neighbor, make time for others, do what you can.”

“This is our seventh year of making a positive social impact, not only in our local communities where we live and work but also by supporting people all over the world. We’re very proud of our employees’ commitment to one of our core company values — Give Back — and look forward to expanding Do What You Can Day in 2023 and beyond,” said Karen Colonias, CEO of Simpson Strong-Tie.