In its continuing commitment to fostering a spirit of year-round volunteerism, GENBAND's 2013 objective is to volunteer more than 10,000 hours during the year.

What is GENBAND Day?

GENBAND Day, which is June 1st of each 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. Since June 1st 2013 is a Saturday, GENBAND employees will also be conducting volunteer activities on May 31st.

How did GENBAND Day come about?

On June 1st, 2010, GENBAND completed a historic acquisition of a major division of Nortel, which increased GENBAND's size four-fold. On that day, GENBAND CEO Charlie Vogt created an annual employee holiday called GENBAND Day. After many discussions and suggestions from employees, the company decided to also mark the GENBAND Day anniversary as a day of service each year. On an opt-in basis, employees and management decided to organize voluntary opportunities to spend the day serving the communities in which GENBAND operates around the world.

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 Humane Society to local organizations such as the Ottawa Food Bank and Galway Hospice.

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.

GENBAND would also like to recognize the following partners and sponsors of the 2013 Global Day of Service. Thank you for your support!

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