One of the best things about working in the Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) communications department is that I get to learn about all the different community services events that Avnet employees are involved in. The holiday season is always a very active time for our folks.
Avnet employees in Arizona came through for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel program last Friday. A total of $43,000 was raised, and 30 employees spent part of their day spending all the money on toys for children in need.
Read and watch a short video about how Avnet helped make a difference in the Phoenix community at azfamily.com.
Well done! Of cource the morale went up among the staff there. Production is the basis of morale and this program obviously produced something significant in a short period of time which made it very real and noticeable to those involved.
Cool?...is always in the eye of the beholder. But I can say our folks seemed to be engaged and very supportive in the community...and have fun. We have a people in PHX who are resposnible for empolyee morale which is very cool.
I think u have a great point...it started small and grew. Now that we are reaching these results we may want to discuss how money is used to benefit the kids the most with the Salvation Army. 50% for toys and %%% for other issues. But based on the fact they really needed toys...it still may stay in that area.
Al Maag, its great to read about the community service that Avnet is involved in. Please donot take me wrong, but feel bit sad that all $43,000 were spent on toys. I do not see much benefit of spending that much amount, maybe i am from different culture and thinking but i expected to have spent that much money on something tangible.
That is great news! I am glad to hear there are big companies out there with employees that care about others in their time of need. I'm sure Avnet employees helped make Christmas memorable for all the children in need.
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