Employee Giving


Donation of Video, Employee Fundraising Support Australian Children’s Cancer Charity

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In 2011, our Australian employees requested to donate five HDX 6000 video endpoints to Camp Quality, a national charity making a difference for children living with cancer and their families.  By providing high-definition video conferencing solutions to all Camp Quality offices, Polycom solutions are enabling greater communications between locations, providing innovative learning opportunities and expanding their region impact.  In addition, our Australian employees have a team fundraising goal to support six families through their cancer journey in 2012. By the Polycom Foundation matching their personal donations, they are well on their way to exceeding their goal.


Empleados dan clase en escuela de bajos recursos en India

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¿Puede un día de trabajo voluntario marcar una diferencia? Pregunte a los trece empleados de Hyderabad, India, que dieron clases a niños desamparados en una escuela del gobierno para personas de escasos recursos y sin duda responderán: "¡Sí!". Después de solo una semana de clases, los estudiantes obtuvieron la confianza y las habilidades que los llevaron a las semifinales de una competencia educativa interescolar patrocinada por Atlanta Foundation. Gracias al apoyo de Polycom Foundation, los estudiantes y su escuela recibieron algunos suministros que tanto necesitan, como libros, globos terráqueos y mochilas.


Rwandan Charity Gets Connected Due to Employee’s Efforts

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Ask Scott Leitch, Polycom field support specialist, about the toughest installation he has ever done and it will be far from his usual territory.  In February 2012, Scott flew from Seattle, Washington USA, to Rwanda with an HDX 6000 Series video endpoint donated by the Polycom Foundation in his checked luggage. He was headed to Kigali to install the endpoint for Rwanda Partners, a non-profit organization he volunteers with that is committed to fighting poverty and restoring hope to the people of Rwanda. The donated endpoint now connects Rwanda Partners’ offices in Seattle and Kigali to improve operational effectiveness.


Atlanta Employee’s Wall Murals Brighten Hospital Walls

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The quest of the Foundation for Hospital Art is to donate at least one painting to every hospital on Earth, giving comfort to the patients, medical staff and visitors.  With a grant from the Polycom Foundation and a half-day of volunteering, a small team of Atlanta employees added one more painting to that quest.  To date, over 500,000 volunteers and patients have united in an effort to create over 35,000 paintings for over 2,000 hospitals in 194 countries.


El equipo de Pekín enseña a los niños a vivir de forma más ecológica

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Un equipo de 29 empleados de la oficina de Pekín pasaron una tarde en la escuela primaria Yuying para enseñar a 200 estudiantes que participan en el programa Junior Achievement cómo reducir las emisiones de carbono. Según Claus Han, embajador de Polycom Foundation y organizador del evento, "los programas Junior Achievement ayudan a preparar a los jóvenes para enfrentarse al mundo. Los estudiantes ponen en práctica lo aprendido y aprecian el valor de contribuir con su comunidad".

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