Hitting the Beach

17 October, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Community Outreach, Corporate Citizenship, Volunteerism | No comments so far

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
Spotlight | No comments so far

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
Community Outreach, Focus Areas, Volunteerism | No comments so far

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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Music to Their Ears

26 September, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Corporate Citizenship, CR Strategy, Customers, Partnering, Sponsorships | No comments so far

Always on the lookout for new ways to provide meaningful experiences for its business partners, Avnet found one that allowed them to walk the red carpet while supporting a very worthy cause. In sponsoring VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s Keys + Kids program, Avnet was able to not only treat key partners to two exclusive […]

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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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