Showering New Moms with Supplies

22 August, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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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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Digging in for Charity

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

Though many children have read or watched The Secret Garden, children living at a home in Geretsried, Germany, actually live near one, thanks to Avnet’s pan-European product marketing team. After raising €3,300 from suppliers, 10 employees spent a day creating and landscaping a new garden for the children to enjoy. The charity day was the […]

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Spreading Cheer to Sao Paolo Seniors

8 August, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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Knowing that many residents of Sao Paolo, Brazil, nursing home O Raiar do Sol have no family to visit or provide some of life’s small comforts, Avnet employees stepped in to brighten their lives. Following a month-long campaign that yielded more than 4,400 personal hygiene products and more than 500 pounds of food staples, employees […]

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Helping Foster Kids Work and Play

1 August, 2014 @ 11:24 am
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Although foster children have been through difficult times, for the last 13 years Avnet employees in Woodland Hills, Calif., have ensured the ones in Ventura County have as many opportunities as possible. Most recently, they helped with the annual foster family picnic and hosted a career day. More than 120 children attended the picnic, earning […]

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In For a Pound

25 July, 2014 @ 8:00 am
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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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