For the second year in a row, employees of Kimball International have worked together to donate more than 3,000 pairs of shoes to the charity Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is based in Nashville, Tennessee (USA), and collects gently worn or new shoes to distribute to people who need them. Formed in 2004, Soles4Souls has given out 18 million pairs of shoes to people in need since then, both in the United States and internationally. As part of Kimball’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, the company encouraged employees to donate to Soles4Souls’ cause over the course of a week. Several Kimball showrooms also hosted evening donation events with dealers and business partners to encourage donations. All together, Kimball International collected 3,133 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls at 26 of its 30 locations worldwide. All of Kimball International’s brand units – Kimball Office, Kimball Electronics Group, Kimball Hospitality, and National Office Furniture – joined the cause and brought in shoes. Kimball Logistics Services collected the donated shoes and transported them to Soles4Souls’ Tennessee warehouse. For more information on Kimball’s community citizenship philosophy and employee volunteerism, visit the company’s corporate social responsibility report at: http://www.kimball.com/community.aspx About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls™: Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information. About Kimball International: Recognized with a reputation for excellence, Kimball International is committed to a high performance culture that values personal and organizational commitment to quality, reliability, value, speed, and ethical behavior. Kimball employees know they are part of a corporate culture that builds success for Customers while enabling employees to share in the Company’s success through personal, professional and financial growth.
Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) provides a variety of products from its two business segments: the Electronic Manufacturing Services segment and the Furniture segment. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering and manufacturing services which utilize common production and support capabilities to a variety of industries globally. The Furniture segment provides furniture for the office and hospitality industries, sold under the Company’s family of brand names.To learn more about Kimball International, Inc., visit the Company’s website on the Internet at: www.kimball.com “Kimball International … We Build Success!”