Community Involvement

Giving Back

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company remains committed to using its resources – and encouraging its employees to use their time, energy and personal resources – to enhance the quality of life in the communities where employees live and work. This includes:

  • Providing more employees than any other local company for the Forsyth County United Way Days of Caring, during which employees leave work to help non-profit agencies with landscaping, bookkeeping, painting, carpentry and other jobs.
  • Serving food to the homeless at the Samaritan Inn.
  • Collecting books for Goodwill Industries’ lending library.
  • Helping with the National Black Theatre Festival held in Winston-Salem.
  • Adopting families in the area for the holidays.
  • Bowling in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters annual Bowl-a-Thon.
  • Participating in blood drives in all major company facilities during critical need times.
  • Sending money and supplies to disaster areas across America.
  • Donating money for bilingual supplies for schools.
  • Gifts-in-kind program that makes computer and office equipment available to schools and businesses.
  • Donating money and land to help the development of downtown Winston-Salem

Numerous educational, economic-development and human-service programs receive support from the Reynolds American Foundation and the employees of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The Reynolds American Foundation is a non-profit corporation, established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation, which administers certain charitable and educational giving programs on behalf of Reynolds American Inc., R.J. Reynolds and their respective employees.