Batesville’s ONE Campaign Volunteers Help At Local Schools

Reprinted from The Herald-Tribune, Batesville, Indiana.

Hillenbrand Inc. (HI), along with one of its operating companies, Batesville Casket Co. (BCC), recently announced plans for their second annual One Campaign. This is a community outreach program structured around one week of volunteerism, a one-month educational awareness campaign and one significant corporate gift, in addition to Hillenbrand’s ongoing corporate giving, according to a press release.

From July 10-14, HI and BCC employees, Batesville Community Education Foundation members, Batesville Community School Corp. trustees and employees, and area elected officials joined together to complete various projects, reported Erin Sweitzer, HI communications manager. 

Projects included everything from painting a mural in the Batesville High School cafeteria, to landscaping the sensory garden at Batesville Intermediate School and building a sensory wall, to painting Batesville Middle School classrooms, band room and library.

“Individual worth and integrity is one of the core values at the center of who we are as a company,” said Joe Raver, HI president and chief executive officer. 

“Giving back to our communities helps us bring these values to life. Community engagement not only builds important relationships with civic partners, but contributes to strong communities and deep employee pride. All of these things help us attract and retain the talent necessary for Hillenbrand to grow.”

Pictured: John Harmeyer of Batesville Casket Co. was part of the group helping to build utility shelving and benches for Batesville High School.