Extreme's Day of Giving has become a much-loved annual tradition in our company, showcasing our employees' unwavering commitment to making a positive impact. It is a testament to our shared purpose and the power of unity that we come together to create a lasting difference in the lives of those in need.
On May 9, 2023, our global workforce came together again to contribute and volunteer their time both physically and virtually, and I'm proud to share we set new records for philanthropy at Extreme.
This year, we expanded our Day of Giving by opening it to customers and partners for the first time. We held a corporate fundraiser for the Special Olympics during our Connect user conference in Berlin, which coincided with our Day of Giving. Attendees and staff walked the track as a tribute to Special Olympics athletes who are competing at the World Games this week and contributed to the fundraiser. Extreme, as the official Wi-Fi solutions provider to , also made a corporate donation to the Special Olympics.
In Salem, New Hampshire, team members participated in the Susan G. Komen Walk, covering a distance of 3 miles and raising funds for cancer research.
The Legal Team in Silicon Valley partnered with Second Harvest to sort and box fresh produce for those in need in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. They packed 720, 25lb boxes of produce, assisting 720 households, or nearly 3,000 people.
In San Jose, a team at Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT) assembled educational kits, including 274 Puppy Programming kits, 300 Buzz Off kits, 300 Mathematical Dream Catchers, and 15 Kit binders. These kits will benefit more than 7,000 students, providing them with valuable learning resources.
In Canada, volunteers supported the Food Bank of York Region (FBYR) with a monetary donation.
In Belgium, volunteers supported ArmenTeKort in connecting promising and underprivileged citizens.
Employees in France collected donations of new and used clothing for the French Red Cross.
In Germany, volunteers collected non-perishable food for The Tafel network.
Contributions were made to Guide Dogs in Reading, England, supporting their mission of training guide dogs.
In Singapore, volunteers at the Ayer Community Center provided 100 care packages for seniors.
In Bangalore, participants supported the American India Foundation (AIF), helping to update high school infrastructure, including painting, notebook donations, and establishing a STEM Lab with audio-visual equipment. In ANZ, volunteers participated in "Our Big Kitchen" activity in Sydney, packaging meals to be distributed to the homeless in need.
In South supported the Korean Red Cross with blood donations.
Our Aspiring Professionals Program (APP) worked with Dress for Success, collecting store gift cards, cash donations, and clothing items to support individuals in need.
Our API ERG (Asian Pacific Islander) partnered with UNICEF to support children and families affected by the ongoing conflict and natural disasters in Turkey and Syria. Black at Extreme (BEX) supported The Equal Justice Initiative, an organization committed to ending mass incarceration and challenging racial and economic injustice in the United States.
La Raza organized virtual giving and canned food drives in various locations, supporting Nucleo Assistencial Brasilandia (NAB) in São Paulo, Brazil, and local food banks in Raleigh, NC, Salem, MA, and San Jose, CA.
Our Maitri ERG supported the American India Foundation.
Our Pride Alliance raised funds for OutRight International, supporting vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community around the world.
Council donated to Team Rubicon, a veteran-led humanitarian organization.
Our WIN (Women in Networking) Alliance supported the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross).
Through the power of collective action, our employees, partners, and customers came together on the Day of Giving to support various causes and create a lasting impact in communities worldwide. We are incredibly proud of the remarkable efforts made by our team and remain committed to fostering a spirit of service and making a positive difference.