In the Name of Love
We’re committed to being excellent corporate citizens, which is why we work tirelessly with various charitable organizations and programs. Giving back is key to our business philosophy.
The American Heart Association is one of two charities that Printpack is involved with at a corporate level. Each year, Atlanta and Villa Rica associates raise money for the Atlanta Heart Walk. Jimmy Love, President and CEO, is committed to a matching gift from the Love Foundation based on monies raised by associates. Other plants in the U.S. and UK participate in their local Heart Walks as well.
Please visit the American Heart Association for more information.
Please note: we are not currently accepting new grant requests.
Grant requests should be in the form of a letter, which includes the following information:
- The proposed program
- The amount requested from Printpack
- Other sources of potential support
Proposals may be submitted at any time but they will be considered at the quarterly meeting of the trustees. They should be directed to:
Ms. Gina Derrick
The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation
Post Office Box 723608
Atlanta, GA 31139
Or emailed to:
Subject line should read: The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation
The Foundation is mainly focused on education, typically primary to higher education, however, consideration is given to suggested proposals in the following areas:
- Community & Social Services
Most of the Foundation’s grants are given to organizations in the Atlanta community and the State of Georgia. Consideration is also given to requests from other areas of the country where Printpack has facilities and associates.
History and Purpose
The Gay and Erskine Love Foundation, funded primarily by contributions from Printpack, makes charitable grants to a broad range of educational, human services, religious, arts, and health related institutions and agencies. Since its inception in 1976, The Love Foundation has made gifts totaling over $53 million to more than 500 national and local organizations.
This annual charitable event started as a tribute to our founder and president, J. Erskine Love. He was more than a successful entrepreneur and businessman, he was committed to excellence in all aspects of his life. Erskine Love gave generously of his time, talents and resources to several charitable and civic causes throughout his life. He was a busy man who believed in healthy competition, usually with a round or two on the green. So a golf tournament and charitable fundraiser is only natural—we think he’d be on board. The Love and Printpack family are faithfully devoted to the service of the wider community as a fundamental part of our corporate mission.
Past recipient organizations include:
- 2021 Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- 2020 United Way and Feeding America
- 2019 American Heart Association
- 2018 Travis Manion Foundation
- 2017 Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Metro Atlanta
- 2016 Smithsonian Institution
- 2015 Agape Community Center
- 2014 The Sheltering Arms
- 2013 Building for America’s Bravest
- 2012 Comfort Zone Camp
- 2011 Year Up Atlanta
- 2010 KIPP Metro Atlanta
- 2009 Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- 2008 Fisher House Foundation
- 2007 Teach for America
- 2006 Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
- 2005 Hillside, Inc.
- 2004 Shepherd Center
- 2003 Hospice Atlanta
- 2002 AFLAC Cancer Center
- 2001 Alzheimer’s Association
- 2000 Atlanta Union Mission
Printpack Inc. was founded the week of Labor Day, September, 1956. In September 2009, our corporate office in Atlanta initiated, ‘Printpack Cares: A Week of Service’ to commemorate our anniversary and the principles and values that our founder J. Erskine Love, Jr. promoted. Throughout his life, Erskine dedicated himself to the success of Printpack and the success of our community as a whole. In 2010, Printpack Cares was rolled out at all of our 19 plant locations. Now, every September, Printpack associates around the world engage in charitable causes within their local communities.
Volunteer projects are suggested and submitted by associates then scheduled each day of the week to allow them and their families to give back to the community. These projects are during the day and continue throughout the weekend.
The following is a list of organizations and events that our associates at Printpack have supported:
- American Cancer Society
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
- American Red Cross
- Atlanta Union Mission
- Center for Children and Young Adults
- Hollywood Road Boys
- MUST Ministries
- The Pantry in Douglasville
- Operation Gratitude – Support Our Troops
- OWL’S – Opportunities to Work, Learn and Succeed
- United Way
- Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program
- Canglang Society Adaptation School (Suzhou, China)
- Celebrate Fitness
- Orchid Awareness Day
- Relay for Life
- Run for the Kids
- Walk Now for Autism Speaks
- Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Printpack’s 40 year tradition of giving back to the community all started with the leadership of founder, J. Erskine Love Jr. Mr. Love led the Metro Atlanta United Way as campaign chairman to set a record year for campaign donations. Each year throughout the U.S., the United Way conducts campaigns. At Printpack, employees can donate through payroll deduction and Printpack will match associate donations. The United Way organizes community outreach while creating opportunities that allow associates to be a part of changing the lives of those in need.
Please visit the United Way for more information.
Bankhead Boys Association was established in 1990 as an organization for young men in underserved areas of Atlanta, Georgia. Printpack was one of the founding sponsors of the Bankhead Boys Association (BBA) in the early 1990’s and has supported it ever since. Printpack is deeply involved in this organization, including financial support, mentoring that happens with Printpack associates and the boys each week at Printpack, and a Printpack associate is on the board of BBA.
Please visit the Bankhead Boys Association for more information.