Avnet Helps HandsOn Greater Phoenix Score $25,000

23 January, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Awards, Community Outreach, Corporate Citizenship, Partnering, Volunteerism | No comments so far

Although the winner of Super Bowl 2015 has yet to be determined, Avnet and HandsOn Greater Phoenix have already won $25,000, with the possibility of doubling that next week. The two organizations, which have collaborated on the annual Serve-A-Thon for Schools for 21 years, received a $25,000 award from the Super Service Challenge, an effort […]

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Unleashing Their Inner Children

16 January, 2015 @ 8:22 am
Awards, Community Outreach, Volunteerism | No comments so far

Proving that people never outgrow LEGOs, eight Avnet employees recently supported local children in their efforts to design and program LEGO robots by volunteering at two Arizona FIRST LEGO League competitions. The Tempe, Ariz., volunteers worked at the Phoenix South Mountain qualifying tournament, one of 13 statewide tournaments that qualified teams to compete in the […]

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Cooking up Fun for Kids

9 January, 2015 @ 2:57 pm
Community Outreach, Volunteerism | No comments so far

Knowing recreational activities are often a luxury for low-income families, Avnet Hong Kong treated 25 underprivileged children to a day at a local bakery. After coordinating the outing with Christian Action, a nongovernmental organization serving the poor, 20 employees helped the children make buns shaped like crabs, turtles and cartoon characters. It’s not the first […]

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Avnet Malta Makes Life Sweeter for Orphans

30 December, 2014 @ 10:10 am
Community Outreach, Volunteerism | No comments so far

Many people indulge in sweet treats during the holidays, but Avnet employees in Malta recently helped local orphans while satisfying their sugary cravings. Four employees in San Gwan baked cupcakes, cannoli, Oreo cake and other treats for their 100 coworkers to purchase at the office’s sweet tooth day. They raised more than €1,000 to help […]

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Avnet Holiday Event Brings Joy to Boston Children

19 December, 2014 @ 8:50 am
Community Outreach, Customers, Focus Areas, signature events, Suppliers | No comments so far

Many Boston children in need will enjoy a happier holiday season thanks to Avnet’s annual Toys for Tots Charity Event, which raised $10,500. More than 400 customers, 150 supplier representatives and 100 employees attended, bringing $25,000 worth of toys with them. Their efforts qualified for a $10,500 matching grant from Avnet Cares, bringing the total […]

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