Logicalis Employees Sideline Holiday Parties in Favor of $25,000 in Holiday Charitable Giving

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In a time when charities are struggling with lower donation rates, Logicalis employees choose holiday giving over holiday parties

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I've always enjoyed the yearly holiday parties at Logicalis, however, this year it feels appropriate to give to those less fortunate than ourselves

Many have less to give this year and the charities that do so much important work in our communities are feeling the pinch. During this holiday season Logicalis employees are choosing to help local charities instead of holding holiday luncheons as in years past. "It just seems like the right thing to do," said Logicalis U.S. President, Terry Flood. "We are all so fortunate and we wanted to give back to the communities where we do business. The feedback from employees on the idea was incredibly positive right from the start. It makes me proud to be a part of an organization that is filled with people who care enough to make a difference." The company looked to its employees for recommendations on the local charities it would support. There are 21 organizations that will receive a portion of the total $25,000 former holiday party budget.

"I was very excited about the decision to donate to local charities versus holding a company party. This is a great way to remind us all of the good fortunes we have working for Logicalis and at the same time a way to give back to our local communities and provide support for families who are in crisis," said Pat Lockwood, Area Sales Director, Indianapolis, IN.

"I've always enjoyed the yearly holiday parties at Logicalis, however, this year it feels appropriate to give to those less fortunate than ourselves," concludes Kim Haverstick, Customer Support Representative, Bloomfield Hills, MI. "Due to the U.S. economic conditions, charitable donations are down drastically from years past," continues Kim. "We are blessed to have jobs so we can provide for our families. Many are not so fortunate. So at this time, let us give thanks for what we have and share with those less fortunate."

"With over 30 offices across the U.S., the biggest challenge was narrowing in on the charities to support," said Mark Jenkins, Director Human Resources. "We had a wide range of ideas from employees with many focused on food banks, homeless shelters and children's services. Everyone really valued the opportunity to make recommendations and provide help right in their local communities. Logicalis employees in each locale will deliver the donations directly to the charities. It's an occasion to feel just a little like Santa Claus."

The list of supported organizations includes:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • The Home for Little Wanderers of Boston
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Journeys from PADS to HOPE in Chicago
  • City Gospel Mission of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Gleaner's Food Bank of Detroit
  • God's Helping Hands of Michigan
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen of Detroit
  • Lighthouse of Oakland County, MI
  • Paul's Pantry of Green Bay
  • Houston Food Bank
  • The Julian Center of Indianapolis
  • Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
  • Food Bank of New York City
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater Washington
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • Community Campership Council of San Diego

About Logicalis, Inc.
Logicalis is an international provider of high-performance technology solutions. With over 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP, and Cisco.

Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $4 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With over 30 offices in the United States, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

Media contacts:
Lisa Dreher, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Logicalis, Inc.
lisa dot dreher at us dot logicalis dot com; 425-201-8111
http://www.us.logicalis.com

Arthur Germain, Principal, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis
agermain at gocsg dot com; 631-239-6335
http://www.gocsg.com

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