Appeal to Their Stomachs

5 December, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Corporate Citizenship, Tips | No comments so far

Knowing one way to people’s hearts is through their stomachs, Avnet Cares sold pancakes, breakfast tacos, barbecue and baked goods as part of the company’s annual U.S. United Way campaign. Their efforts raised $6,583, which, when added to the $91,567 employees donated through ePledge and other funds collected, including a corporate match, brought the grand […]

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Avnet Mexico Puts Shoes on Homeless Children

21 November, 2014 @ 10:38 am
Community Outreach, Customers, Partnering, Suppliers | No comments so far

Could a person’s path in life be determined by the shoes they wear? In most cases the answer is no. But for some homeless children in Mexico, having shoes puts them one step closer to a better future. At Avnet Mexico’s annual Sinergias 2014 event, more than 200 partners, vendors and employees donated money to […]

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A Fun Day for All

14 November, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach | No comments so far

Although company picnics and outings happen all the time, Avnet made sure its first Family Fun Day also supported a worthy cause. Not only did the 2,300 Phoenix-area employees who attended with their families bring 2,887 pounds of food for St. Mary’s Food Bank, but they also raised $2,847 at a silent auction. In between […]

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Goooooal!

7 November, 2014 @ 8:00 am
CR Strategy, Marketing | No comments so far

After Germany won the FIFA World Cup in July, Avnet Germany continued to score with a World Cup-themed interactive campaign that promised to donate 1€ to UNICEF for every registered user. Six months after kickoff, Avnet donated more than 2,100€ to the children’s rights and emergency relief organization. Both external users and employees responded enthusiastically […]

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Avnet Volunteerism Ranks 8th in Arizona

31 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Corporate Citizenship, Volunteerism | No comments so far

From sprucing up local schools and building homes for low-income families to serving meals at shelters and sorting donations at food banks, Avnet’s 2,429 Arizona employees volunteered 14,668 hours in 2013, placing the company at No. 8 on The Phoenix Business Journal’s 2014 list of Arizona’s Top 24 corporate volunteer programs. Of course, with more […]

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