Adam & Eve Plans Another Year of Charitable Donations

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Adam & Eve, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, said it plans to continue its charitable donations in 2011 after giving more than $85,000 in donations to more than 80 non-profit organizations in 2010.

The company rounded out the year with a recent fundraiser to benefit the local disaster relief fund of the American Red Cross, as well as the annual drives for Thanksgiving meals, the local Angel Tree program and some specific needy families.

The largest amounts this year went to the American Heart Association, local hospice centers, breast cancer groups, a local animal center, local high schools, community groups and social services.

A large portion of the money was raised by employees of Adam & Eve at various fundraisers throughout the year.

“Working for a company that cares about the community around them like Adam & Eve really gives me a personal motivation to come to work every day,” said Rachel Vigneaux, a longtime employee.

“Most companies are only concerned with money, money, money but Adam & Eve is different. They firmly believe in giving back.”

In addition to financial contributions, employees continued to donate their time and efforts for many physical causes such as Meals on Wheels, Adopt a Highway, blood drives and condom donations to health service centers.