The Downtown Volunteer Coalition: Giving Back to Our City

Levi Strauss & Co.
May 5, 2024

Levi Strauss & Co. and San Francisco go hand-in-hand. Every single pair of our Levi’s® jeans still have “San Francisco, California” printed on the buttons, back patch and inside pocket pouch. That’s because San Francisco is our home, and we remain committed to giving back to the city that has given us so much.

Born from our shared belief in all that the city has to offer to our businesses and our people, we are proud to partner with Gap Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Visa Inc. and Wells Fargo and Company in the launch of the Downtown Volunteer Coalition (DVC) to support San Francisco revitalization efforts. Through quarterly volunteer events, the DVC will expand upon our efforts to help bring people back to our sidewalks and attract more people downtown to support the arts, small businesses and other cultural events.

With the support of Hands On Bay Area, last week we held our first volunteer event, bringing together 250 employee volunteers across the five DVC companies. Volunteers took part in a wide variety of projects throughout the downtown area, in partnership with San Francisco Department of Public Works, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, and Refuse Refuse San Francisco. From park beautification to neighborhood trash pickup, volunteers spent the afternoon giving back to the amazing city we call home.

A four-image collage of LS&Co. employee volunteers at projects throughout San Francisco. Left: a person in a red volunteer shirt and Levi's® overalls shovels dirt at a dog park. Middle top: two volunteers repaint the top of a black barbed wire fence. Middle bottom: a group of volunteers walk through downtown San Francisco wearing neon safety vests carrying orange trash bags. Right: the back of an employee wearing a sun hat and a neon safety vest holding a canvas tote bag.

LS&Co. is also thrilled to be a funder of Civic Joy Fund’s Downtown First Thursdays, another pillar of our San Francisco revitalization efforts, which kicked off the same night as our first DVC volunteer project. We’re excited and energized to help reinvigorate local arts and culture, support local small businesses and collaborate with other businesses, partners and Bay Area institutions to bring out the best that San Francisco has to offer.

We are more committed than ever to working alongside our fellow community members to be a positive force for enhancing the San Francisco we want to call home for the next century and beyond.

If you’re a company with a presence in San Francisco, we encourage you to join the effort here.