We are proud of the talent, creativity and dedication our employees demonstrate in the community on this day and throughout the year.
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Schaumburg, Ill. (PRWEB) October 14, 2007
In one of the largest one-day corporate social responsibility events of its kind, Motorola employees took a half day off work to volunteer at more than 300 projects that address a variety of community concerns, including education, environmental sustainability and social services. Projects range from visiting a school for migrant workers' children in Chengdu, China, to manning a food bank in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, and landscaping at an orphanage in Krakow, Poland, to painting a school for the disabled in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At schools around the world, Motorola employees delivered an "introduction to engineering" course created by the company's Women's Business Council with the aim of inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and technology.
"Motorola cares about the communities we serve, and we're using both our minds and our muscles to show it," said Ed Zander, Motorola chief executive officer. "We are proud of the talent, creativity and dedication our employees demonstrate in the community on this day and throughout the year."
Thousands of employees also will participate in in-office philanthropy projects such as a global giving drive to benefit the United Nation Children's Fund's (UNICEF) School-in-a-Box program, which is used around the world to get children back to school in the first 72 hours of an emergency. Each kit contains supplies for a teacher and up to 80 students. This Global Day of Service philanthropy campaign complements a grant of $100,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for the School-in-a-Box program by the Motorola Foundation, which has supported education and community services worldwide since 1953.
Visit Motorola.com/globaldayofservice to learn more about Motorola's Global Day of Service and corporate social responsibility programs.
About the Motorola Foundation:
The Motorola Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information, on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit Motorola.com/giving.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit Motorola.com.
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