Category Archives: Community Engagement

‘Tis the Season of Giving at L&P

At L&P, we believe in giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play, and we’re proud of our teams who consistently volunteer in and donate to their local communities throughout the year. We’d like to share a few stories from our teams who have given back to their local communities during this holiday season.

Internal Audit Volunteers for Salvation Army

The Internal Audit team recently participated in the Salvation Army Red Kettle at the Webb City Walmart.

The Red Kettle is a charitable initiative organized during the holiday season that supports the Salvation Army. With more than 7,000 operation centers across the United States, The Salvation Army assists people experiencing economic hardships and addiction by providing many services, such as emergency relief, shelter, and food, to those in need.

LFPF – Aurora Supports Wreaths Across America

The LFPF – Aurora Flooring Team in Aurora, Illinois, participated in Wreaths Across America Day on December 16. Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that honors and remembers the sacrifices of veterans by sponsoring and placing wreaths on Veterans’ graves across the country.

Aurora had 15 team members participate among over 100 volunteers despite the cold rain and wind. The organization had an overwhelming donation of wreaths and placed 600 wreaths across two cemeteries.

Corporate Credit Supports Sunshine Children’s Home

Our Corporate Credit team recently enjoyed a Christmas party complete with snacks, games, and a visit from Santa. They also adopted the residents at Sunshine Children’s Home in Carthage, MO. 

The Sunshine Children’s Home is a non-profit organization that originally supported children with intellectual disabilities. Today, the agency operates two residential homes and provides leisure activities, transportation, meal preparation, and personal hygiene services for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The team filled stockings from requests gathered from each resident and delivered them for a Christmas surprise. 

There’s nothing greater than the gift of giving, and we want to say thank you to all of our L&P teams for putting people first and doing great work together this holiday season!

Supporting United Way in the NYSE’s Global Giving Campaign

L&P is proud to support the United Way in the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) Global Giving Campaign!

As a global company, we are committed to investing in the communities where we live and work, and the United Way shares our goals of advancing education, financial stability, and health around the world.

A commemorative ornament showing our support will hang on the holiday tree in front of the NYSE entrance until the end of the year. Check it out below!

LEG Global Giving Campaign Ornament 2023 Photo Credit: NYSE

LPA Team Supports Habitat for Humanity: Rock the Block

L&P Automotive employees Milosz Niec, Ethan Park, Stepan Tuzlov, Mario Lorenzon, Becky Ferguson, and Kartik Soni recently participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block in Oakland County, Michigan.

Rock the Block is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization effort, which offers minor exterior home repairs to homeowners in need. L&P made a corporate donation to the event and has been a long-standing supporter of Habitat for Humanity.

“The key to thriving communities is to lift our neighbors,” says Milosz. “Organizations like Habitat for Humanity do this for families and entire neighborhoods. We are thrilled to work with Habitat for a second year and already looking forward to the third!”

Thank you to our LPA team for doing great work in the community!

L&P Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research

In October, L&P teams in North and South America came together to support an important cause – the fight to end breast cancer. The event was promoted and organized by the Women’s ERG to raise awareness for self-care. In total, our teams raised over $23,000 for life-saving breast cancer research. Here are just some of the pictures and branches that supported the event.

The Carthage team hosted the Susan G. Komen Walk Where You Are Event at the Corporate Headquarters in Carthage, MO. The event encourages groups to walk where they are to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research. Over 50 employees from three branches participated in the walk.

The Hanes & Flooring team in Conover, NC, held their Walk Where You Are Event. Lauren McMahan, Human Resources Director at Hanes, said, “It was a beautiful day and a great opportunity to come together.” Employees who couldn’t walk with the group walked along with their families to support the cause.

ECS Conover in Conover, NC, also held a Walk Where You Are Event and raffled prizes to the 40 team members who participated.

Megan Lowry, Human Resources Coordinator, said, “When we began the fundraising campaign, it became apparent that so many of our teammates have been affected or know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer. The event provided our team, Together We Can, the opportunity to celebrate survivors and raise money for future research.”

LPFP – Fort Worth Prime in Fort Worth, TX, held a bake sale to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. “Many of the partners in our branch have been impacted by breast cancer,” said Aaron Fields, Branch Manager. “We asked if there would be interest in adding a bake sale to our annual chili cook-off in October, with the funds benefiting breast cancer research. The response was a resounding yes.”

Winchester Spring in Winchester, KY, held a walk at a local park and hosted a cornhole tournament after the event. The team raised $7,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Cathy Spencer, Office Manager, said, “Our team was made up of management and partners from the floor. We had a great time and a great turnout. Everyone agreed to make it an annual event.”

The West Michigan Work Furniture Branches — Moiron, Davidson Plyforms, and Genesis Seating — came together to support breast cancer awareness. The branches held various events including penny wars, candy bar fundraisers, and a Wall of Hope. The Moiron team participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Grand Rapids, MI. Shari German, Human Resources Manager at Moiron said, “The day started with a pink sky and a rainbow before the rain started.”

The Leggett & Platt Brazil team, along with the help of the local health department and volunteers, hosted a walk and community event with the theme: “Alone we are petals, together we are roses.” Over 230 women participated in the event. They also held group exercises, and medical professionals helped women book mammograms and offered advice on self-care.

Terrafix Geosynthetics had four Canada branches participate in the Walk Where You Are Event – Toronto, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta; and Surrey, British Columbia.

Sarah Peterson, leader of the External Partnerships Committee for the Women’s ERG, who organized the event, said, “I am humbled and floored by the support and success of L&P partners throughout North and South America. Seeing so many come together, taking pride in the event, which seemed to have a personal component for all, and raising awareness for breast cancer is something that will hold a special place in my heart. I am proud and honored to have witnessed our teams do great work together!”

Thank you to our Women’s ERG for organizing and promoting such an important event and for your commitment to our Leggett communities.

L&P Sponsors Third Thursday

L&P sponsored October’s Third Thursday—a family-friendly event where the Joplin, Missouri, and surrounding communities come together to enjoy local food, artists, entertainment, and shops.

The event’s theme was “Fall Festival,” and it attracted a great crowd! Twenty L&P volunteers helped set up the event and offered free games, mini-pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, candy, and popcorn to attendees. Our volunteers handed out more than 600 bags of free popcorn and helped over 100 kids decorate pumpkins!

We are grateful to all of our employees who made Third Thursday fun and successful! Check out some photos from the event below.

Walking to Fight Heart Disease

Recently, 19 team members participated in the American Heart Association’s Four States Heart Walk at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO. Combined with a contribution from L&P, the walkers raised nearly $3,800 for the American Heart Association and their fight against cardiovascular disease – the number one killer of all Americans.

Thank you to all those who participated and continue to uphold our value of putting people first!

L&P Supports Carthage Area United Way Golf Scramble

More than 65 L&P volunteers helped host Carthage Area United Way’s annual Golf Scramble. From planning to hosting the event, our volunteers helped register teams, set up stations, collect donations, and much more.

Together, L&P raised nearly $16,000 for the Carthage Area United Way! Thank you to everyone who participated in making this event successful and continue to uphold our values of putting people first and doing great work together.

L&P Celebrates Manufacturing Day!

On October 6, L&P branches joined manufacturers across the United States to celebrate Manufacturing Day.

Manufacturing Day allows L&P to open its doors, showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and foster interest in manufacturing careers. It’s also a chance to celebrate our employees and their dedication to delivering quality products to our customers.

To celebrate our Carthage Spring branch, Carthage, MO, hosted over 60 community members, high school students, and Leggett employees and their families, providing tours and a glimpse into the production of our bedsprings.

In India, the Automotive team celebrated with a special meal and a lucky draw contest for all employees.

In China, L&V Automotive celebrated with a luncheon, a presentation acknowledging their achievements, and even handed out accolades to individual employees.

We are thankful for our employees who stand by our products and inspire the next generation of modern manufacturers!

Four Tips for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month—a time to remind ourselves of the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure we’re taking steps to protect ourselves from cyber threats.

To recognize this important topic, we want to share some cybersecurity tips with you:

  • Stay informed. Keep an eye out for news about online scams and tricks.
  • Be careful who you trust. Don’t give out personal information unless you’re sure you know who you’re communicating with.
  • Keep your devices updated. Make sure your computer, phone, and other devices have the latest security updates.
  • Protect your phone. Treat your phone like your wallet — don’t leave it unattended — and lock it when it’s not in use.

To learn more about cybersecurity awareness, including resources and tools, check out the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.

Back-to-School: L&P Supports Bright Futures and Organizes Supply Drive

As August rolls around, so does the start of a new school year for many students. In order to give back to the communities where we live and work, L&P recently made a contribution to Bright Futures Carthage’s back-to-school program.

Bright Futures is a non-profit organization that brings together community resources to meet children’s basic needs so they can succeed in school and beyond. Our donation helped purchase backpacks for nearly 1,700 students!

In addition, corporate team members organized a school supply drive, collecting donations in one of our L&P trucks, which made its way to our Carthage, Missouri, facilities and our corporate office. A team sorted through nearly 2,000 contributions, many of which were packaged items like crayons and markers, and divided the supplies which were donated to five area schools: Diamond, Neosho, Carterville, Carthage, and East Newton.

Thank you to our teams for working together to put people first!