DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in security software, today announced more than 400 employees will be volunteering their time, resources and services to benefit five schools in the Dallas Independent School District located in the southern region of the city.
The company will provide schools with donations to purchase new books and supplies for pre-K through eighth-grade students. The volunteer group will also work to beautify campus amenities.
"Trend Micro has made the Dallas area our new home, and we are eager to contribute to the betterment of our community," said Wael Mohamed, chief operating officer, Trend Micro. "We understand the importance of a solid education and are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the children who will be the future innovators of our society. The Trend Micro team is looking forward to this day of giving back."
Volunteers will be completing campus improvement projects at five DISD campuses. Projects include assembling benches and picnic tables for outdoor areas; cleaning flower beds and raking leaves; shelving books in libraries; and assembling book cases for school reading centers. In addition to their on-site efforts, Trend Micro will be making a $25,000 contribution to DISD, to be divided among the following five schools:
- Stevens Park Elementary School
- Quintanilla Middle School
- Dallas Environmental Science Academy
- George Washington Carver Elementary School
- C.F. Carr Elementary
"The Trend Micro team's beautification efforts and donations will positively affect the everyday school experience of hundreds of students at DISD," said Dr. Desiree Marks-Arias, assistant superintendent of DISD. "We appreciate corporate partners like Trend Micro that make it a priority to contribute their energy and resources to their community and to the great students of DISD."
Today's volunteer event marks the second year of Trend Micro's "Building a Future" service project, designed to bring Trend Micro employees together to serve the community. For last year's project, 360 "Trenders" collaborated to beautify the campus of Schaumburg Elementary in New Orleans. For video footage of that service project, visit: http://youtu.be/GZzNK82QvZg.
For more than 26 years, Trend Micro has made numerous charitable contributions around the world in its ongoing effort to be a responsible corporate citizen. The company's flagship social commitment program, Internet Safety for Kids and Families, combines volunteerism, funding and expertise shared with schools and families worldwide to safeguard their online practices. Additionally, hundreds of employees have participated in the Philippines-based Home Building Program, and more than 5,000 employees support the company's ongoing "Give and Match Program" that has generated more than $3.4 million in charitable donations worldwide.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 26 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.
About Dallas Independent School District
The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its nearly 161,000 students for college or a career. Through our Destination 2020 effort, we'll invest in our people, focus more on the classroom, strengthen our systems and engage the community. To learn more, visit dallasisd.org.
SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated