“We are excited to once again support these environmentally focused projects and applaud our colleagues around the world who are taking time out of their work day to give back,” said Erica Christensen, senior director, Community Affairs, CA Technologies. “This initiative has continued to grow since we first launched it in 2008, with more than 500 employees participating in more than 40 volunteer activities in 2012. This year, our goal is to beat that number, and to help do that we will be extending our efforts throughout May.”
Employees will participate in volunteer activities throughout the U.S. in locations including Atlanta, GA; Ewing, NJ; Framingham, MA; Islandia, NY; Lisle, IL; New York, NY; Plano, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; San Juan, PR; and Tampa, FL; and internationally in countries including China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Spain and the United Kingdom. Efforts include gardening, tree plantings, beach clean-ups, trail maintenance, landscaping and litter removal.
“Swan Lifeline is the oldest registered charity devoted entirely to the care of sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley and surrounding area,” said Denise Wheelton, who manages employee volunteering for Swan Lifeline, United Kingdom. “We rely on volunteers to help us in our pursuit to protect wildlife and are very impressed by CA Technologies global commitment to conservation and the environment.”
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Preserve,” said Trish McGuire, Volunteer Coordinator Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope PA. “As a nonprofit membership organization we rely on the support of individuals and corporations to help us preserve native habitat and provide education to the public. We are so thankful for the boost that CA Technologies volunteers have given us- our property benefited greatly from their enthusiasm and energy.”
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 global Community Affairs 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 in focus areas including education and technology, health and 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.