CA Together in Action surpassed 45,000 hours of community service to more than 1,000 projects worldwide since 2005
Submitted by: CA Technologies
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST
ISLANDIA, N.Y., Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced the kickoff of its eighth annual global employee volunteer program, CA Together in Action, which runs throughout October.
CA Together in Action brings employees around the globe together to enrich the lives and well-being of others in communities where CA Technologies has a presence. By supporting a wide range of local nonprofit organizations, employees give back through volunteer efforts that include education and technology programs for underserved youth, environmental clean-ups, building affordable housing and assisting food banks with feeding the hungry.
“Giving back in the communities where we live and work is an important part of our company’s culture,” said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. “Year after year our participation numbers have continued to grow, demonstrating the commitment our employees have to giving back in their communities. Together, we truly can make a difference.”
Since its inception in 2005, CA Together in Action has collectively provided support to more than 1,000 volunteer projects with approximately 45,000 hours of community service. Employees are able to use up to three work days each year to volunteer with organizations of their choice.
"We appreciate CA Technologies participating in our beach cleanups and enjoy working with this group of dedicated volunteers,” said Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Program Coordinator, Abby Gronberg. “In 2012, we collected 12,477 pounds of debris from 219 cleanups. Every little bit helps, and we are so grateful for CA Technologies and the hard work their volunteers do to keep New Hampshire clean and safe for everyone.”
“SOS Villaggi dei Bambini has partnered with CA Technologies since 2008,” said Franco Muzio, National Director, SOS Villaggi dei Bambini Italia. “CA Together in Action is such a positive program that brings supportive and enthusiastic CA Technologies employees together to help support the important work we do for the children and families we work with.”
Organizations CA Together in Action will support this year include:
Atlanta: Atlanta Community Food Bank
Arizona: Dress for Success Phoenix
California: Loaves & Fishes
Colorado: Habitat for Humanity Colorado Springs & Fort Collins
Connecticut: Charities of Hope
Florida: Metropolitan Ministries and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Georgia: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Illinois: Northern Illinois Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity DuPage County
Massachusetts: Drumlin Farm Nature Center and Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
Michigan: Gleaners Community Food Bank and Focus Hope
Minnesota: Feed My Starving Children and LGBT Grace Hopper Lunch
North Carolina: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
New Hampshire: Blue Ocean Society and Seacoast Family Food Pantry
New Jersey: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
New York: Adopt A Platoon, Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, The Smithtown 5K Running of the Bull in Honor of Courtney Sipes, Island Harvest, Habitat for Humanity Suffolk County, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club of America, Robert Moses State Park, NPower, Hospital for Special Surgery, Year Up and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Pennsylvania: Jubilee Soup Kitchen and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Texas: Feast of Sharing, Capital Area Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Virginia: Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
China: Sun Village
Czech Republic: Vyšší Hrádek
France: Passerelles Numériques
India: CA HOPE School, Helping Hearts Foundation, Goonj, Nirman Vidya Helpline and Youth for Seva
Italy: Nocetum Onlun and SOS Villaggi dei Bambini (SOS Children’s Villages)
Japan: NPO Fukkohaku
Thailand: Plan International Thailand/Pang Dang Village
UK: Look Ahead, Slough YMCA, Prior's Day Centre, Britwell Youth Project and Family Action Young Carers
About CA Together
CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. The company works to improve the quality of life in communities where its employees live and work worldwide and is fully committed to advancing social, environmental and economic sustainability. CA Together, the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, is driven by the core philanthropic focus of improving the lives of underserved children and communities around the world. CA Technologies does this by supporting organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of others with a primary focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. CA Together activities encompass employee volunteerism and matching gifts; in-kind donations of CA Technologies products and services; and wide-ranging partnerships and philanthropic support to community organizations worldwide.
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