04 October 2016

Our company headquarters may reside in the Volunteer State, but the volunteer spirit isn’t limited to Knoxville. 
Since our founding, Scripps Networks Interactive has devoted time and resources to giving back to our communities.  In our annual employee volunteer day, Scripps Networks employees around the world spend a day supporting and serving causes they believe in.

From Chicago to Singapore, our employees donate thousands of hours of service to worthy organizations in their communities.

Our corporate partners, Rebuilding Together (@RebldgTogthr), the National Parks Foundation (@GoParks) and Share Our Strength (@ShareStrength), benefit from the dedication our company has to giving back and paying it forward.

“Scripps volunteers have shown their dedication to community revitalization and safe, healthy housing,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Each year on Volunteer Day, we know we can count on the commitment of volunteers to accomplish excellent work for the homeowners we serve.”

“Our efforts to build and support strong local communities around the globe would be nothing without our employees whose tireless efforts inspire us to set aside a day each year solely for giving back,” said Jim Clayton, Executive Vice President of Corporate Giving and Community Relations. 

Whether you’re cleaning up a park, creating a safer home for a senior citizen or providing meals to the hungry, every hour donated is an investment that can only be achieved by getting out of the office and into the communities we live and work in.

Why do we volunteer?:Here's what some of our folks say: 

Nikki – Office Coordinator, Atlanta: “I give because I live in this community and it’s my obligation to make it a better place. I love that Scripps allows us to give back as part of our job because it shows that the core values aren’t just rhetoric. They want us to show compassion and shared responsibility to communities that we live in. These types of things can have a profound impact on someone’s life.”

Curt– Public Relations Coordinator, New York: “I volunteer because it’s an opportunity to do something meaningful and though we may not always see the impact we’ve made, we are making a difference in another person’s daily life. I love that SNI gives its employees an entire day to lend our time, talents and skills to the communities we live and work in, and supports our non-profit passions that exist outside of the office and away from our desks.”

Nicole – Knoxville office: “Volunteering for me is summed up as an “overflow” of the heart so to speak - meaning that a small outpouring of love and positivity can make a big difference.  I love that SNI gives me a chance to volunteer because it’s proof that we talk the talk and walk the walk as a corporation.  It shows we are more than television network, we care about our viewers and want to reach out and “touch” them through our volunteer efforts.”

JianLiang  – Singapore Office: “Besides growing within the company, Volunteer Day allows us to grow within the community. I still remember my first Volunteer Day was creating a garden in school for kids with special needs. Seeing the smiles and fun that the kids had, I felt that my effort although small from my perspective meant a lot to them. I am looking forward to giving back to the community this year."

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