Cooper Tire Europe supports the Midland Freewheelers, a voluntary organization that delivers urgent medical documents, as well as desperately-needed blood supplies via motorcycle, to hospitals in England.
Employees at a number of Cooper facilities help save lives by donating blood during company-hosted American Red Cross blood drives.
Cooper enthusiastically supports a number of additional health-related agencies, such as America Against Drugs, Alzheimer’s Association, Lupus Foundation of America, National Alliance on Mental Illness and the March of Dimes. Cooper employees regularly donate funds and serve as volunteers and board members for local chapters of many charities.
Cooper employees provide real-world business experience to local classrooms. For example, Cooper participates in "JA in a Day" where Cooper volunteers teach in classrooms by request of the Junior Achievement organization. This program which uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand economics and other fields of study.
The Cooper Foundation donated funds to the Millstream Career and Automotive Technology Center in support of its sustainability and alternative energy programs.
Cooper Tire actively committed to public welfare and social responsibility in Asia. In recent years, Cooper has relied on the platform of the China Youth Development Foundation to initiate a number of public service activities. For example, Cooper helped build Cooper-Siyuan Primary School in Duosong Township, Henan County, Qinghai Province, China.
The China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF), a non-governmental and non-profit national organization, was founded in Beijing in March 1989. Since its founding, the CYDF has devoted itself to the well being and development of Chinese youth, primarily with regards to education, health, environmental protection, volunteerism and engagement.
Cooper has long been a leader in all aspects of United Way in the communities where our facilities are located throughout the U.S. The United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. that focus on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. Cooper employees volunteer numerous hours to United Way agencies and to leading United Way annual fund raising drives. Cooper serves as a Pacesetter company for the United Way annual fund raising campaign. In this role, Cooper helps to "jump start" the United Way’s annual campaign and set the standard for leadership and community support of the campaign. We also organize and sponsor United Way events such as the "Cooper Battle", an annual golf outing, chicken barbeque and garage sale as well as numerous other fundraising activities that contribute directly to United Way agencies.
Cooper proudly participates in annual community Tire Amnesty Day events, a time when local community members are permitted to dispose of used tires at no charge. The tires are then recycled.
Support for Veterans
Cooper Tire Europe employees staged a sport tournament in 2011 to benefit Help For Heroes, a U.K. charity aiding soldiers injured in Afghanistan.
Cooper proudly backs the Honor Flight Program, providing support to fly America’s veterans to Washington D.C. for a day to visit memorials that have been dedicated in honor of their sacrifices.
A U.S. Defense Department agency recently honored Cooper's Findlay and Tupelo plants for their exemplary support of the National Guard and Reserve. Cooper proudly supports and protects the rights of workers who serve in the military. Guard and Reserve National Chair James G. Rebholz and Executive Director Ronald G. Young issued certificates in 2012 in honor of Cooper's participation in the U.S. Defense Department program.
The company raised tens of thousands of dollars through employee donations and corporate matching funds for Tupelo, Miss., and Clarksdale, Miss., disaster relief from tornados and flooding. Four Mississippi relief organizations benefited from employees' giving: United Way agencies near Tupelo and Clarksdale, and the American Red Cross organizations near the two facilities.