Avnet’s Good NEWS

19 September, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, CR Strategy, Nonprofits, Tips | No comments so far

In a time when companies are expected to do more with less, some are intimidated by community relations, fearing it requires a large financial commitment. Many don’t realize they can provide supplies and expertise already on hand. In Australia, electric wheelchair soccer, rugby and hockey teams competing in the annual week-long National Electric Wheelchair Sports […]

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No Tip Needed

12 September, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Volunteerism | No comments so far

After sitting at a desk most days, Avnet employees in Melbourne, Australia, were happy to swap their business suits for aprons and spend a day of paid volunteer time serving patrons of The Salvation Army’s Hamodava Cafe, which provides free breakfast and lunch five days a week to people from all walks of life. Being […]

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Supporting Tomorrow’s Workforce

5 September, 2014 @ 3:22 pm
Community Outreach, Focus Areas | No comments so far

To encourage tomorrow’s workers to do their best in school, Avnet recently recognized 36 straight-A students attending elementary and middle school in Nogales, Mexico, with a special meal in honor of excellent academic performance during the past school year. The event also included proud honor roll students’ parents. Additionally, Robert Brenner, senior vice president of […]

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Bingo!

29 August, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Customers, Partnering, Suppliers | No comments so far

After going without food and drink from morning until evening during the month of Ramadan, Avnet employees in Indonesia invited partners and customers from 79 companies to break bread with them at a Hari Raya charity Bingo event that raised $2,500 for children battling cancer. Break – Fast events are popular in the Muslim community […]

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Showering New Moms with Supplies

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

Knowing life with a newborn baby is a big adjustment, Avnet employees in Richardson, Texas, sought to make the transition a little smoother for new moms in need by collecting items for PediPlace, a nonprofit pediatric clinic and health services provider in the area. By the end of a four-month collection period, employees filled 31 […]

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