My wife has been an employee of The Container Store for the past three years, so I was well aware of their “employee first” culture and commitment to the community. But last July, I had the pleasure of experiencing this first-hand when I joined the team in the Customer Solutions Department.
On Thursday evenings, I volunteer at Cornerstone Assistance Network, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth, TX. I tutor adults who are pursuing their GEDs, and I’m constantly inspired by the growth and determination I see in the students each week. When I mentioned this “hobby” to my new supervisors, they gladly worked it into my schedule, allowing me to have Thursday evenings off. Although they could have easily told me “no” (which I would have understood), they continually encourage me to pursue this opportunity and helped to make it possible.
When places like Cornerstone and The Container Store claim to be dedicated to service, they don’t just pretend; both are truly invested in the future of our communities. Cornerstone offers a wide variety of programs to help improve and enrich the lives of others. The Container Store puts “purpose before profits” through its product donations, volunteer efforts, and its involvement in Conscious Capitalism. True community service is something you can’t fake, and I’m so proud to be a part of two organizations that are devoted to making such a significant impact in the world.
— Brad, Customers Solutions Department, 9 months