Running for the Red Tab Foundation

Levi Strauss & Co.
May 30, 2017

We see the outstanding altruism of the LS&Co. family each year through the donations given to the Levi Strauss & Co. Red Tab Foundation to help fellow employees facing difficult financial emergencies.

Most of us give directly via payroll deductions, annual campaigns, team challenges, in-store donations or online ticket raffles. But in addition to these no-sweat giving methods, there are also those across the company who organize events that transcend fundraising and become bonding moments for our entire community. Red Tab is incredibly thankful to these volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to make such special events possible.


This includes our annual “Run for Red Tab” events, held across the globe where employees literally pound the pavement to raise money for fellow and former employees. This year’s participants at Run for Red Tab Brussels, Cape Town, San Francisco and Singapore collected more than $50,000 in donations — and counting. As a result, Run for Red Tab has never had such a successful year.


For more than 35 years, the Levi Strauss & Co. Red Tab Foundation has been a helping hand for current and retired employees who have faced financial emergencies. The foundation’s core service – emergency assistance – has remained largely unchanged: When unexpected circumstances put a member of the global LS&Co. community at risk of not meeting basic needs, RTF provides a grant to get the employee or retiree through the difficult time.

Consider this recent testimony:

“I have been with LS&Co. for six and a half years. Legitimately LOVE my job. Last year I was diagnosed with a rare disease that causes intense vertigo, severely decreasing my quality of life. My last resort was a surgery and a device that, due to the rarity of the disease, insurance could not cover. My supervisor contacted Red Tab, knowing my struggle. A Red Tab case manager reached out to me and made me feel comfortable applying for support. She was nothing short of amazing. The Red Tab Foundation has given me back quality of life! I encourage everyone to give what they can. It could change your life someday.”

Stories like these are how we forge connections across the company, creating a healthier, happier place to work. We’re so thankful for Red Tab’s creative and dedicated partners throughout the business.