GENBAND Celebrates 4th Annual Global Day of Service

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Employees “Leave their Mark” by donating more than 6,000 hours of community service on May 30th

Frisco, Texas, May 28, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced the kickoff of its fourth annual Global Day of Service with volunteer activities scheduled in more than 30 countries on May 30th. This year employees will again dedicate more than 10,000 hours of community service, including more than 6,000 hours on its Global Day of Service.

“Our Global Day of Service is at the core of GENBAND’s DNA – it helps define our unique culture and allows us to give back to our local communities,” said Robin Wright, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Operations for GENBAND. “This year’s Global Day of Service theme is ‘Leaving Our Mark’ and I could not be more proud of the commitment to volunteerism that our employees around the world have exhibited – not only on the Global Day of Service, but throughout the year. Our volunteer efforts will benefit more than 90 outstanding charities and non-profits around the globe.”

“GENBAND employees are regular volunteers at our organization, and a valued part of our community of supporters,” said Cheryl Jackson, Founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano, Texas. “On their Global Day of Service last year more than 40 employees came out to our facility to assist in activities such as unloading and sorting donated items, and we look forward to hosting them again this year. GENBAND is a model example for other companies to follow, embodying the true spirit of year-round giving.”

On June 1, 2010, GENBAND executives made June 1st a global company holiday. GENBAND employees subsequently recommended transforming the holiday into a global day of community service.  Because June 1st is on a weekend day this year, GENBAND employees will conduct their volunteer activities on May 30th. Since the inception of its Global Day of Service, GENBAND employees have dedicated more than 25,000 hours to community service.  

Below is a summary of planned volunteer activities.

Frisco, Texas

Frisco and Plano-based employees will assist the following organizations in and around the Dallas area Metroplex:

  • Adopt A Street clean-up

  • Carter Blood Care (onsite blood drive)

  • Dallas Zoo

  • EQUEST Therapeutic Sports Riding clean-up

  • Frisco Family Services

  • Genesis Women’s Shelter

  • Habitat for Humanity of McKinney

  • Kimberlin Academy of Excellence Field Day

  • Minnie’s Food Pantry

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Plano Animal Shelter

  • Plano Community Garden

  • Plano Parks & Recreation clean-up – Heritage

  • Plano Parks & Recreation clean-up – Oak Point

  • The Plaza Senior Living Center

 

Billerica, Massachusetts
Billerica employees will be lending their support to the following organizations: 

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (New Hampshire)

  • People Making a Difference Lego Build

  • The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell

Raleigh, North Carolina
Employees from GENBAND’s Raleigh office will be assisting the following charities: 

  • Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians JAM Camp

  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

  • Habitat for Humanity of Durham

  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

  • Hope Reins

  • Meg Smiles Foundation

  • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

  • Relay for Life

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Special Olympics

  • Survivor Joe Bracelet Making

  • Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association

  • United Way – Teaming for Technology

 

Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities

Breeze Park Senior Living Center (St. Charles, Missouri)

Habitat for Humanity of Gaithersburg (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

Habitat for Humanity – Mt. Laurel (Cinnaminson, New Jersey)

Plum Island Beach clean-up (Newburyport, Massachusetts )

Habitat for Humanity – Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

New York Says Thank You Foundation – Hurricane Sandy home restoration (New York City)

Ronald McDonald House of Orlando

United Way (New Jersey)

Various individual volunteer activities are being conducted by remote and teleworkers

 

Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices

Employees in Ottawa and other Canadian regional offices will engage services assisting the following:

BIG BIKE (Toronto)

Canada Science and Technology Museum (Ottawa)

Lavigne Court Townhome Community clean-up (Ottawa)

Ottawa Community Housing - Russell Manor Apartment Building clean-up

Ottawa Food Bank

Ottawa Humane Society

Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)

The Debra Dynes Community House (Ottawa)

The Ottawa Mission

 

Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Employees in EMEA will be working with the following charities:

Beanie and Blanket Drive (South Africa)

Clean-up activities along the banks of the River l’Orne (France)

Galway Hospice (Ireland)

Gukovka Community Children’s Playground clean-up (Russia)

Immenstaad Kindergarten clean-up (Germany)

International Kinderhaus (Germany)

Local beach clean-up (Israel)

Moycullen Tidy Towns (Ireland)

National Charity Boys School classroom renovation (Dubai)

The Brothers of Charity Galway (Ireland)

 

Asia Pacific Regional Offices

Employees in APAC will be lending their support to the following organizations:

Andrew Food Bank (Taiwan)

China Social Welfare Home (China)

City People Foundation (Taiwan)

Food Angel (Hong Kong)

Salvation Army (Australia)

Ted Noffs Foundation (Australia)

Tsunami Relief Work (Japan)

Caribbean and Latin America Offices

Employees in CALA will volunteer with the following charities:

Associação de Pais e Amigos dos Excepcionais (APAE) (Brazil)

Casa de Apoio às Pessoas com Câncer (Capec) (Brazil)

Casa de la Sal (Mexico)

Fundación Quiéreme y Protegeme (Mexico)

Hit and Run (Baseball game for deaf children) (Spain)

Lar Batista Esperança (Brazil)

Lar Beneficente AMAR (Brazil)

 

Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities
Breeze Park Senior Living Center (St. Charles, Missouri)

  • Habitat for Humanity of Gaithersburg (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

  • Habitat for Humanity – Mt. Laurel (Cinnaminson, New Jersey)

  • Plum Island Beach clean-up (Newburyport, Massachusetts )

  • Habitat for Humanity – Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

  • New York Says Thank You Foundation – Hurricane Sandy home restoration (New York City)

  • Ronald McDonald House of Orlando

  • United Way (New Jersey)

  • Various individual volunteer activities are being conducted by remote and teleworkers

 

Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices
Employees in Ottawa and other Canadian regional offices will engage services assisting the following:

  • BIG BIKE (Toronto)

  • Canada Science and Technology Museum (Ottawa)

  • Lavigne Court Townhome Community clean-up (Ottawa)

  • Ottawa Community Housing - Russell Manor Apartment Building clean-up

  • Ottawa Food Bank

  • Ottawa Humane Society

  • Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)

  • The Debra Dynes Community House (Ottawa)

  • The Ottawa Mission

 

Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Employees in EMEA will be working with the following charities:

  • Beanie and Blanket Drive (South Africa)

  • Clean-up activities along the banks of the River l’Orne (France)

  • Galway Hospice (Ireland)

  • Gukovka Community Children’s Playground clean-up (Russia)

  • Immenstaad Kindergarten clean-up (Germany)

  • International Kinderhaus (Germany)

  • Local beach clean-up (Israel)

  • Moycullen Tidy Towns (Ireland)

  • National Charity Boys School classroom renovation (Dubai)

  • The Brothers of Charity Galway (Ireland)

 

Asia Pacific Regional Offices
Employees in APAC will be lending their support to the following organizations:

  • Andrew Food Bank (Taiwan)

  • China Social Welfare Home (China)

  • City People Foundation (Taiwan)

  • Food Angel (Hong Kong)

  • Salvation Army (Australia)

  • Ted Noffs Foundation (Australia)

  • Tsunami Relief Work (Japan)

 

Caribbean and Latin America Offices
Employees in CALA will volunteer with the following charities:

  • Associação de Pais e Amigos dos Excepcionais (APAE) (Brazil)

  • Casa de Apoio às Pessoas com Câncer (Capec) (Brazil)

  • Casa de la Sal (Mexico)

  • Fundación Quiéreme y Protegeme (Mexico)

  • Hit and Run (Baseball game for deaf children) (Spain)

  • Lar Batista Esperança (Brazil)

  • Lar Beneficente AMAR (Brazil)

 

For more information on the GENBAND Day of Service, please visit the Global Day of Service page at www.GENBAND.com/globaldayofservice.

 

About GENBAND

FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCETM, GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

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