Twincraft Skincare is a strong believer in supporting the community. One way it permeates that belief throughout the organization is with its annual Community Day, an opportunity for employees to set aside regular duties and volunteer time with a local organization.
And, with the many New Americans who are part of our 200-person workforce, Twincraft dedicated its 2018 Community Day to supporting a New American initiative, Pine Island Community Farm. This collaborative intervale provides a space for former refugees to raise culturally significant foods such livestock and crops. Beyond food, for many it serves as a connection to the land in their adopted country and a nostalgic reminder of their homelands.
Employees spent the day assisting with various tasks, including painting a new goat barn, cleaning out facilities, harvesting crops, and installing the new Pine Island welcome sign. Working closely with the on-location farmers and New American residents, employees were able to dig deeper into the culture and history that Pine Island represents while spending a day bonding with each other.
Pine Island's primarily focuses on raising goats, a highly demanded and culturally significant food source among much of Burlington's immigrant population. However, the farm also features chicken and vegetable production, and is in the beginning phases of an ecological restoration project to aid in long-term sustainability.
We look forward to continuing our support of this unique and important resource to so many Twincraft employees on next year's Community Day.