Avnet Volunteerism Ranks 8th in Arizona

31 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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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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Hauling Water

24 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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Runners occasionally carry a baton or torch, but 17 Avnet Hong Kong each carried two gallons of water for nine miles to raise money for a worthy cause. The Avnet team was supporting Race for Water, a fundraising event to build reservoirs in outlying Chinese provinces so residents don’t have to travel long distances to […]

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Hitting the Beach

17 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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As hundreds of thousands of volunteers picked up millions of pounds of trash on beaches around the world for the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day, 500 Avnet Taiwan employees and family members demonstrated their commitment to helping the environment cleaning up Ba-Li Beach in New Taipei City. Formed into teams and armed with tools, the […]

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A Night on the Streets

10 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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Many people donate to charity, but far fewer go as far as spending a night on the streets during the winter in support of a good cause. Avnet’s Darren Adams, vice president and general manager in Sydney, Australia, participated in the ninth annual St. Vincent de Paul’s (Vinnies) CEO Sleep-out, with only a sleeping bag, […]

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A Pack on Every Back

3 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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Knowing some children dread going back to school because their families can’t afford supplies, Avnet employees across the United States donated more than 320 backpacks and thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies to help them get a good start on the year. In Tempe, Ariz., employees raised $2,759 — enough to fill nine shopping carts […]

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