In For a Pound

25 July, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Focus Areas | No comments so far

One Avnet employee’s loss led to a $600 gain for a Phoenix nonprofit. Dave Ochser, business development director, lost 26 pounds and six inches around his waist, winning his team’s weight loss challenge in the process. But instead of putting the winnings toward new pants, he elected to donate it to Homeward Bound. Six employees […]

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Avnet Brings Ocean to Shelter’s Kids

18 July, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Focus Areas, Partnering, Volunteerism | No comments so far

Because children staying at the San Antonio Children’s Shelter in San Antonio, Texas, do not have the opportunity to visit the ocean, 13 Avnet employees brought the ocean to them with “Ocean Odyssey,” an interactive, educational event focused on ocean exploration. Working with Game Truck, a mobile vehicle that provides educational and fun programs through […]

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Avnet Gives Cancer an $8K Shave

3 July, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Customers, Partnering, Suppliers, Volunteerism | No comments so far

Avnet employees organize a wide variety of events to benefit the community, but they also support business partners seeking to do the same. In Mississauga, Canada, employees helped NetApp combat childhood cancer by not only raising $4,126 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, but also volunteering at the company’s fundraiser event. Avnet was the only distributor to […]

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Avnet Helps Balkan Flood Victims

27 June, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Corporate Citizenship | No comments so far

When Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia were hit by catastrophic flooding that resulted in landslides turning idyllic hillside communities into cascades of mud and debris, Avnet employees around the world rushed to help. Spurred by news reports and photos of devastation caused by flooding and mudslides, employees opened their wallets to help. The $11,575 they donated […]

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Muscles and Money

20 June, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Volunteerism | No comments so far

For many nonprofit organizations, raising funds and getting donations is only half the battle — they also need volunteers to carry out their missions. With programs that motivate employees to volunteer, Avnet helps with that half, too. Avnet’s Richardson, Texas, office is a great example. Last year, employees used 120 hours of paid volunteer time […]

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