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Intel donates 460 blankets to local nursing homes

Intel Ireland employees Conor Halpin, Martin Ryan, John Black, Lorraine Farnan, and Lisa Harlow are pictured with some of the blankets

Across Intel’s 145 sites worldwide there is a network of Corporate Services employees who are responsible for everything from site selection, security, and cafeteria services to managing the Intel Air Shuttle and everyday operations.

This Corporate Services (CS) group, which has thousands of employees, delivers world class factory and office infrastructure at Intel’s multiple sites ensuring one of the safest and coolest workplaces in the world.

In Ireland there are more than 300 CS employees working at the Leixlip campus and recently they all took part in a Global CS Giveback challenge which set the ambitious target of having every CS employee across the world take part in a volunteering activity to support the communities in which Intel operates. Because of the nature of the CS organisation’s work, some employees have been working onsite at the Intel campus whilst others have been working from home since early last year. With this in mind, the Giveback activity was structured so that everyone could participate together, even though physically apart.

Intel employees are pictured working on the blankets at the Intel campus

The Ireland CS Giveback Day took place throughout October and saw CS employees put their efforts into making no-sew fleece blankets for residents of the 6 local nursing homes in Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth. The nursing homes which received donations as part of the project are as follows;

  • Ryevale Nursing Home, Leixlip
  • TLC Centre Maynooth
  • Maynooth Lodge Nursing Home
  • Moyglare Nursing Home, Maynooth
  • Elmhall Nursing Home, Celbridge
  • Glenashling Nursing Home, Celbridge
Intel employee Cathy Cronin is pictured making a blanket with her daughter Rowan

A total of 460 blankets were donated between the nursing homes with more than 2,000 volunteer hour put into the project from the CS employees in Ireland. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on many and for older people in our communities who are resident in nursing homes, it has been a particularly difficult time. With this in mind, the project was selected to provide something special to each of the residents. These colourful blankets will hopefully bring both warmth and colour to everyone who uses them.

Intel’s External Relations Manager Lisa Harlow spoke about the giveback activity, “We have a long and proud tradition of volunteering at Intel and we were delighted to be able to complete this Giveback project to support our local communities here in North Kildare. All of the employees in our Corporate services group got involved and spent hours creating these beautiful blankets. The blankets have found a fitting home with our local nursing homes who are such an integral part of the community ”.


Intel Ireland Corporate Service employees, Martin Ryan, John Black, Lorraine Farnan, and Lisa Harlow present the blankets to Debbie Small, Michaela Tudorache, Bernie Ryan and Maryse Greensall, from Maynooth Lodge nursing home. Picture credit; Damien Eagers Photography.
460 blankets were donated to nursing homes in the North Kildare area. Picture credit; Damien Eagers Photography.


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