San Antonio Employees Spur a Run of Volunteer Efforts

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Avnet volunteers helped beautify Morgan’s Wonderland through fantastic landscaping work.

With more than 115 locations around the world, we see first-hand the needs of the many different communities where we live and work.  Avnet Cares, our employee led volunteer program, empowers employees to identify the activities and nonprofit organizations they want to support based on these needs. Providing this option creates opportunity for engagement and participation on a global level, but allows for local decisions to deliver the greatest community impact.

As the saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” In just three short months, the employees in San Antonio, Texas, showed up in a big way through significant volunteer work to help four different organizations.

In January, six volunteers helped pack 50 care packages for America’s Adopt A Soldier organization. This nonprofit organization works to ensure every deployed service member and veteran in a Veteran’s Administration hospital or home receives a care package.

Next, seven employees volunteered to help the City of San Antonio’s Department of Human Services Project Hope food distribution program. The department supports many locations that provide food to seniors in need. The Avnet team helped sort produce and nonperishable foods; distributed packed food to qualifying seniors; and provided a helping hand to load groceries.

An additional effort with the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services brought out another six volunteers to help with the Senior Spring Fling. The Spring Fling supports seniors who are registered for the Senior Nutrition Program and provides a special meal with music and spring decorations for the patrons to enjoy. The volunteer group helped serve food, assisted with clean up and even danced with the seniors.

Morgan’s Wonderland is a the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment. Ten volunteers helped beautify the park with landscaping work that included pulling weeds, helping remove sticks and branches and replacing mulch with river stones.

Additionally, the San Antonio office collected 18 dresses, along with shoes and several pieces of jewelry, to support the Project Prom Dress San Antonio organization. The donations provided prom dresses and accessories to local teens who do not have the money to buy their own, helping ensure that the high school rite of passage can be experienced.

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