GENBAND TOGETHER - Making a Difference

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In our continuing commitment to fostering a year-round spirit of volunteerism, GENBAND’s 2015 objective is to volunteer more than 10,000 hours during the year.  Our employees have big hearts and give back to our communities in many different ways around the globe.  This year, we dedicated more than 7,000 service hours during our Global Day of Service (GENBAND Day).  GENBAND employees also organize donation drives, volunteer events and fundraisers all throughout the year.  We encourage making a difference through contributions and supporting many organizations globally; some of them include:

What is GENBAND Day?

GENBAND Day, taking place on June 1st everu year, is a Global Day of Service during which GENBAND's global employee base will participate in volunteer activities benefiting non-profit agencies and organizations all around the world. GENBAND team members around the world will be dedicating volunteer hours during our Global Day of Service. 

How did GENBAND Day come about?

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.  Since the inception of its Global Day of Service, GENBAND employees have dedicated more than 40,000 hours of community service.  During its fifth annual Global Day of Service, employees will participate in more than 75 volunteer activities in more than 25 countries.

What organizations are GENBAND employees assisting?

GENBAND employees around the world assist and serve organizations that range from well-known charities like Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, and the Salvation Army to local organizations such as the Ottawa Food Bank, Galway Hospice, the Peace Ranch in Toronto, the Andrew Food Bank in Taiwan and the Teresa de Calcuta Soup Kitchen in Spain. 

Why did GENBAND employees select these organizations?

At GENBAND we want to foster a year-round spirit of volunteerism, consistently contributing to our local communities. Our employees selected various charities because many of them have been involved with several of these organizations in the past, either as recipients of services or as volunteers. We also looked for charities that were "close to home", so we could give back to the communities that support and sustain us on a daily basis. 

Below is a summary of volunteer activities.

Frisco and Plano, Texas

Billerica, Massachusetts

Raleigh, North Carolina

Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities

  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery  (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)
  • 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

  • Crystal Bay Center for Special Education (Ottawa)
  • Maissonnette des Parents (Montreal)
  • Ottawa Boccia Club
  • Ottawa Community Housing
  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • Ottawa Humane Society
  • Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)
  • The Debra Dynes Community House (Ottawa)
  • The Ottawa Mission
  • The Peace Ranch (Toronto)
  • The Shepherds of Good Hope (Ottawa)

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

  • Galway Hospice (Ireland)
  • Gukovka Community Children’s Playground clean-up (Russia)
  • International Kinderhaus (Germany)
  • Local beach clean-up (Israel)
  • Mairie d'Issy renovation work (France)
  • Rais Foundation (Spain)
  • Teresa de Calcuta Soup Kitchen (Spain)
  • The Brothers of Charity Galway (Ireland)
  • The FitzRoy Decoration and Gardening (United Kingdom)

Asia Pacific Regional Offices

  • Andrew Food Bank (Taiwan)
  • Bronte Public School painting and renovation (Australia)
  • Salvation Army (Australia)
  • The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children fundraising activities (Hong Kong)
  • Various individual volunteer activities are being conducted by remote and teleworkers

Caribbean and Latin America Offices

  • Brazil employees will participate in various volunteer activities
  • Fundación de Rehabilitación San Vicente (Mexico)
  • Un Dia Sin Hambre (Mexico)