Community Stories

  • Gadsden Volunteers at United Way Day of Action​

    At United Way Day of Action, the Inteva team from Gadsden, AL  split into groups and completed work for four different agencies. One group conducted a landscape project at a local elementary school. Another group volunteered at the library where they were tasked with typing descriptions to accompany more than 2,000 old pictures. Two other groups painted at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and a local Drama and Arts Studio.

    This event is the county's largest single-day volunteer effort in action. Hundreds of volunteers from local businesses, companies and schools fanned out across the county to help local non-profit agencies catch up on the long list of projects needing to be completed. Tasks such as painting, landscaping, cleaning and general maintenance needed attention and 16 employees from Inteva's Gadsden location volunteered to take part. Some team members even recruited their family members to help. 

    A job well done by our team members in Gadsden, Alabama. 

  • ​Zhenjiang Collaborates with Hongyun Logistics to Collect Money and Books for Local School

    Inteva employees at the Zhenjiang, China location organized a book donation in honor of Children’s Day, celebrated throughout China on June 1. With the support of the entire staff, the activity raised money and collected about 200 children’s books. All proceeds went to students at Xinjiang, a local school where educational resources are currently lacking.

    Hongyun Logistics, one of Inteva’s suppliers, not only helped to deliver the books to Xinjiang for free, but also donated about 100 new books for the school. On May 29, the plant held a ceremony in which representatives of Xinjiang were able to meet members of the Zhenjiang plant. Children of the Zhenjiang employees recorded a video sending their best wishes to Xinjiang students which was shown at the ceremony.

    Through this effort, the Zhenjiang team not only helped their local community, they also strengthened an important supplier relationship. Well done, team!

  • Troy Team Volunteers at Lighthouse of Oakland County

    A group of Inteva employees volunteered at Lighthouse of Oakland County in Pontiac, MI on Friday, May 29. Members of the Troy-based team helped to sort and stock food in the pantry that was collected from canned food drives. They also helped to complete yard work and various clean-up activities.

    Lighthouse is the single largest non-profit provider of emergency food and housing to low-income families in Oakland County. Their mission is “to provide the support and resources that empower individuals to move from crisis to self-sufficiency”. Inteva has partnered with Lighthouse numerous times with the goal of making a positive impact in local communities.

  • Gifhorn Team Forms Inteva Music Project to Support Local Music School

    The team in Gifhorn, Germany is using their musical talents to help support a local music school with the recent founding of Inteva’s Music Project (IMP). Seven musicians from the Gifhorn location joined IMP. For several months, the musicians rehearsed every other week during their free time in preparation for its opening concert which took place on February 28, 2015.

    At its opening concert, the IMP performed and 100% of the concert revenue was donated to Kultbahnhof-Gifhorn, a local music school. With this money, Kultbahnhof-Gifhorn helps fund tuition for children from socially disadvantaged families. The IMP raised around 1.000 euros, or $1,300 U.S. dollars, to be donated to the cause.
  • Annual Dessert Competition in Troy Raises Money for Local Food Bank

    The Troy-based PHUN (People Helping the Underprivileged and Needy) volunteer team along with the local members of the Executive Staff hosted the annual Dessert Competition and Fundraiser event at Troy Headquarters on February 12, 2015.

  • Advanced Development Group in Troy Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity

    Inteva’s Advanced Development Group volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to construct a house for a family in Springfield Township, Michigan. On two separate days, the team primed and painted the entire house. They also installed window sills, interior doors, bi-fold closet doors, kitchen cabinets and trim. Thanks to their efforts, a single mother and her three children will soon have safe, secure and stable housing where they can thrive and succeed for years to come.