Fibernetics Executive VP Tracy Fischer found out that the local branch of the charity, Operation Christmas Child, was in need of a business phone system. It was a pretty unique situation. Their challenge is that they only need the services for a few months and only find their location with very short notice. In eight days NEWT managed to get them up and running and now they are about to launch their annual shoebox drive.
Operation Christmas Child, a BBB accredited charity, provides shoeboxes to children all over the world filled by Canadians with hygiene items, school supplies, and toys, and is given to children regardless of gender, race, or religion. After the NEWT team helped them out with their communications issues, some of the staff decided to get involved on a volunteer basis, and Fibernetics got behind them 100%.
Operation Christmas Child -340,000 shoeboxes – 60 staff – 7000 volunteers – 30 shipping containers – 13 countries
Fibernetics, as part of our corporate and community responsibility, allow our staff to use up to 16 hours of their working time at accredited charities and non-profit organizations in the area.
Organizations like the United Way, Kidsability, The Cambridge Food Bank, and the Grand Riber Conservation Authority are also benefitting from having Fibernetics volunteers on board.
This program isn’t about manpower, although that is always welcome of course. Our highly skilled Fibernetics staff are lending their expertise in areas like IT, web design and SEO, providing the industry’s best skills to those who can use it.
The Fibernetics volunteer program is all part of our ongoing commitment to the community and those who are dedicated to making it a better place.
Other Fibernetics affiliated charities:
- Operation Christmas Child
- SickKids Foundation
- Back Packs for Kids
Other ideas for volunteering are found here: http://www.volunteerkw.ca
340,000 shoeboxes 60 staff 7000 volunteers 30 shipping containers