For the seventh year in a row, CA Together in Action is bringing employees together in offices around the globe to support a wide range of local nonprofit organizations. Volunteer projects include mentoring children, environmental clean-ups, building affordable housing and assisting food banks.
“Helping others is an important part of our company culture. Our employees have a long history of giving their time and talents to those in need,” said Erica Christensen, senior director, Community Affairs, CA Technologies. “Since the program‘s inception, participation levels have continued to grow, demonstrating the true commitment CA Technologies employees have to making a difference in the communities where they live and work.”
Since the program began in 2005, CA Together in Action has provided employees with the opportunity to take time out of their work day to give back. CA Technologies employees are also able to use up to three paid days each year to volunteer with organizations of their choice.
Last year, employees set a program record with over 1,700 volunteers participating in more than 130 community projects across 10 countries. Cumulatively, CA Technologies employees have donated more than 30,000 hours of volunteer service through the program.
This year, CA Technologies anticipates an even higher level of involvement across the globe.
Organizations CA Together in Action supports include:
Australia: Bicycle Network; Drive2Work Day, First Voice’s Loud Shirt Day, Cancer Council’s Relay for Life and Lort Smith Animal Hospital
China: Sun Village
Columbia: Un Techo para mi País
India: Goonj, CA-Hope School
Mexico: Escuela para Entrenamiento de Perros Guía para Ciegos I.A.P.
Sweden: Stockholm Stadsmission
Arizona: Foundation for Blind Children
California: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco & Hidden Villa
Colorado: Habitat for Humanity Fort Collins
Florida: Metropolitan Ministries and Eureka Springs Park
Illinois: Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity DuPage County
Massachusetts: Drumlin Farm Nature Center and Boys & Girls Club of Metro West
Michigan: Gleaners Community Food Bank
Minnesota: Feed My Starving Children
North Carolina: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and Crisis Assistance Ministry
New Hampshire: Blue Ocean Society and Seacoast Family Food Pantry
New Jersey: Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve and Rescue Mission
New York: Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, Camp Sunrise, The Smithtown 5K Running of the Bull in Honor of Courtney Sipes, Habitat for Humanity Suffolk County, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club of America, Long Island GLBT, Robert Moses State Park, NPower, Hospital for Special Surgery, Year Up, Leake & Watts Marion and George Ames Early Childhood Learning Center and Island Harvest
Ohio: Worthington Food Pantry & Resource Center and Cancer Support Community
Pennsylvania: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Jubilee Soup Kitchen
Puerto Rico: Hogar San Cristobal
Texas: Capital Area Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank
Virginia: Traveller’s Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary and Walker Nature Education Center
Washington: Bellevue Botanical Garden & Treehouse
“We are thrilled to be a part of CA Together in Action and to have the CA Technologies crew back to assist Atlanta Community Food Bank,” said Bill Bolling, founder and executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “We count on support from companies like CA Technologies to help us continue to meet the increased demand for food assistance in our community.”
“We are very happy to have employees from CA Technologies partner with Sun Village for CA Together in Action, helping to assist the more than 400 youngsters who reside at our Children’s Villages location in Beijing,” said Shuqin Zhang, the founder of Sun Village. “For over 14 years, Sun Village has been dedicated to providing foster care and education to children in need. We are committed to bringing these children together into a warm and loving environment and are greatly appreciative of the support from employees at CA Technologies who are helping us fulfill this mission.”
About CA Together
CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. We work to improve the quality of life in communities where we live and work worldwide and are fully committed to advancing social, environmental and economic sustainability. CA Together, our global Community Affairs program, is driven by the core philanthropic focus of improving the lives of underserved children and communities around the world. We do this by supporting organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of others in focus areas including Education & Technology, Health & Human Services and the Advancement of Women in IT. 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.