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GENBAND Employees Participate in Volunteer Activities around the World during 6th Annual Global Day of Service

On June 1st GENBAND employees will participate in more than 75 volunteer activities that will benefit non-profit organizations and charities in 25 countries

Press Release – PLANO, TX, May 26, 2016GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced as part of its year-round Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts the kickoff of its sixth annual Global Day of Service with more than 75 volunteer activities scheduled in more than 25 countries. Each year on June 1st, GENBAND’s global employee base participates in volunteer activities benefiting non-profit agencies and charitable organizations all around the world. Since the inception of the Global Day of Service or “GENBAND Day” in 2010, GENBAND employees have dedicated more than 50,000 hours to community service.

“Our Global Day of Service has become part of our fabric and DNA at GENBAND and it’s something that our team members take extreme pride in every year,” said Robin Wright, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Operations at GENBAND. “The activities, individuals and organizations that we serve have special meaning to us and spending time giving back to them during not only this day, but throughout the year, is our way of showing our appreciation for all of the great services that these organizations provide in communities throughout the world.”

Wright, along with CEO David Walsh, other GENBAND executives and local team members will be volunteering at GrowNYC, a non-profit created in 1970 whose mission is to empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

GENBAND employees in Galway, Ireland will be working with Jigsaw Galway, a non-profit that supports local youth with mental health issues. On May 27th employees from the GENBAND Galway office will be participating in a fundraising “Pop-Up Shop” during which they will be selling new clothes, electrical goods, gift ideas and toys with proceeds benefitting Jigsaw Galway.

“Everyone at Jigsaw Galway is so honored and delighted to have been selected by the team at GENBAND Galway to be their chosen charity for GENBAND Day,” said Justin McDermott, Fundraising Manager at Jigsaw Galway. “It has been such a pleasure working with them to develop the GENBAND fundraising Pop-Up Shop. Not only are the funds that we will raise of vital importance, but the awareness generated in our community around supporting young people and their mental health is fantastic. One-in-three Galway youth experience mental health distress. This day and GENBAND’s support will assist us in ensuring that when young people come to us in need of help, we will be there for them.”

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 2015 worldwide volunteer activities here.

Follow GENBAND on Twitter and Facebook for updates on its 2016 Global Day of Service and use #GBDay16 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

Billerica, Massachusetts

  • Little Community Farm field work
  • Town of Newbury Port Beach clean-up
  • Restore (Habitat for Humanity)

Raleigh, North Carolina

Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities

  • GrowNYC (New York)
  • Queeny Park Gardening (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Ft. Lauderdale)

Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices

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

Asia Pacific Regional Offices

Caribbean and Latin America Offices

 

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