PLANO, Texas, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced that as part of its year-round Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts its employees will mark the company's 7th Annual GENBAND Global Day of Service with volunteer activities in all major regions of the world. Each year on June 1st, GENBAND's global employee base participates in volunteer activities benefiting non-profit agencies and charitable organizations in virtually every country in which the company has a presence. Since the inception of the Global Day of Service or "GENBAND Day" in 2010, GENBAND employees have dedicated more than 60,000 hours to community service.
"Each year our team members spend thousands of hours throughout the year giving back to the communities in which we live and work, but our Global Day of Service offers us a special opportunity to join together with our colleagues, partners, family and friends to volunteer for causes and organizations that are near and dear to all of us," said Robin Wright, EVP of HR and Corporate Operations for GENBAND. "In addition to working with well-known organizations such as the United Way and Special Olympics our employees are constantly reaching out to local organizations such as the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County Texas, EL MEXICANITO Institute and The Sequela Therapy Centre in the UK to support."
Wright added, "It is truly gratifying to be a part of establishing and building ongoing relationships with organizations who need and depend on local support to carry out their missions."
"The caring support of companies such as GENBAND is integral to the success of our organization," said Arnulfo Ponce Director of EL MEXICANITO Institute. "With their generous support, our organization's young recipients grow up to be very productive members of society. This would not be possible without great volunteers such as GENBAND employees, who donate their time and resources to help ensure that the students of "EL MEXICANITO" have the opportunities to achieve the same dreams as others who may be more fortunate."
"Volunteers are so important to our mission of providing safety, healing, and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect and we are extremely fortunate to have great local partners like GENBAND," said Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County Vice President of Development, Melanie Carroll. "GENBAND employees are purchasing, organizing and packaging more than 100 toiletry kits that will be given to our teen children during our back to school fair. These items are essential to the personal health and well-being of our children and we are so grateful for GENBAND's generous donation, which will assist us in providing basic necessities to our kids."
For more information on the GENBAND Global Day of Service, please visit the Global Day of Service page at www.genband.com/gbday and watch the video of our recent worldwide volunteer activities here. Follow GENBAND on Twitter and Facebook for updates on its 2017 Global Day of Service and use #GBDay17 to join the conversation.
In addition to many global individual activities planned by GENBAND teleworkers and remote employees, below is a summary of the company's volunteer events for GENBAND Day.
Frisco and Plano, Texas
- Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Clean-up
- Power of YOU Walk for a Cause
- Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (Toiletries for Teens)
- Frisco Family Services
- Minnie's Food Pantry
- Plano Animal Shelter
- Plano Community Garden
- Restore (Habitat for Humanity North Collin County)
- The Family Place Resale Shop
- The Plaza Senior Living Center
- Humane Society for Greater Nashua Animal Shelter
- Newburyport Beach clean-up
- Restore (Habitat for Humanity)
Raleigh, North Carolina
- Durham Food Bank
- Durham Museum of Life and Science
- Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Meg's Smile
- Special Olympics
- Survivor Joe Bracelet Making
- United Way – Teaming for Technology
Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities
- GrowNYC (New York)
- Habitat for Humanity (Ft. Lauderdale)
- Honor Flight Chicago
- Laumeir Sculpture Park (St. Louis, Missouri)
Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices
- Maisonnette des Parents (Montreal)
- Ottawa Boccia Club
- Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
- Ottawa Community Housing
- Ottawa Food Bank
- Ottawa Humane Society
- Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)
- The Debra Dynes Family House (Ottawa)
- The Ottawa Mission
- The Peace Ranch (Toronto)
- The Shepherds of Good Hope (Ottawa)
- West Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Asia Pacific Regional Offices
Caribbean and Latin America Offices
- EL MEXICANITO Institute (Mexico)
- Lar Batista Esperança (Brazil)
- Santa Isabel Casa de Repouso (Brazil)
GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND's market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND's Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners' success with our solutions. To learn more visit genband.com.
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