To mark the 100-year anniversary of parent company Holcim Ltd., the Waltham-based headquarters of Holcim (US) Inc. is participating in a year-long community service initiative called Together for Communities, in which Holcim employees lead local volunteer projects around Massachusetts.

In May and June, volunteers plan on preparing dinner for students, staff and graduates at the Epiphany School in Dorchester and helping 5th and 6th graders with homework assignments. Holcim has also planned several reading events at the Natick Public Schools, where Holcim will provide a book to each student, and a copy of each of these books to the school's library. In addition, Holcim volunteers led a 2012 Earth Day Charles River Clean Up in Newton. Holcim volunteers will also serve lunch at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston during the months of June and October.

"Our employees at the Holcim headquarters have responded with vigor to the challenge of Together for Communities," said Bernard Terver, president and CEO of Holcim (US). "They have planned projects that target education, the environment, and the community. I commend the Waltham employees and look forward to seeing the results of their efforts."

Together for Communities builds on the Holcim mission and extends the values that are essential to creating high-quality products. Holcim Ltd hopes to engage as many of its 80,000 worldwide employees as possible to volunteer for one day in their community. Because Holcim recognizes employees have unique knowledge of their communities, each project is employee-led and geared toward local needs.

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