Intel Ireland employees volunteer 45,000 hours in 2014

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2014 Intel employees volunteered 45,000 hours
  • A large number of these volunteered hours will be eligible to be matched through the Intel Matching Grants Program whereby $10 is donated for every one hour of volunteer time recorded at a registered non profit organisation or school. This year it is estimated that 149 community organisations will receive a total of $403,779 though this Matching Grant Program.
  • In addition, €56,000 was raised for the Intel Ireland 2015 Signature charities which were the Jack and Jill Foundation and Irish Autism Action.

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Deeply embedded in the Intel culture is a passion for community involvement and for volunteering in both the communities where we work and where we live. Intel Ireland employees have a long tradition of community engagement and 2014 was no different to previous years with 45,000 volunteer hours being recorded by Ireland employees.

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Intel employees take part in the 2014 Charity Cycle


The involvement of our employees in their local communities has made a huge impact on local organisations, clubs and schools. From planting trees in nearby schools to participating in the annual charity cycle, the list is endless.


In 2014 we also supported two site signature charities, the Jack and Jill Foundation and Irish Autism Action and all funds raised from our site wide events, which amounted to over €56,000, were distributed amongst the two charities. Some of the events that employees got involved in during 2014 to support our signature charities included a special Charity Auction, a Cake Sale, Fun Run and Annual Charity Cycle to name but a few.


In total during 2014 Intel employees volunteered a remarkable 45,000 hours towards a variety of activities in the communities in which our employees live and work


A large number of the hours volunteered by employees during 2014 are eligible to be matched through the Intel Matching Grants Program whereby $10 is donated for every one hour of volunteer time recorded at a registered non profit organisation or school.


The Matching Grants Program aims to recognise and motivate Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism to make our communities a better place. As a result of employee participation in the Matching Grant program, this year 149 community organisations and schools from across Ireland will receive grants totaling $403,779.


This is the sixth year that Intel has implemented the current grant scheme and in that time more than €2.5 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, social initiatives and community schemes across Ireland.



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