Pitney Bowes Foundation Mobilizes 400 Employees in Connecticut for “Dedication to Education” Week of Service
STAMFORD, Conn., October 01, 2014 - Beginning today through October 7, the Pitney Bowes Foundation and Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) are organizing 400 employees to take part in 30 community projects benefiting 23 Connecticut educational nonprofit programs. Dedication to Education is conducted with support from The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Western Connecticut and with Team Project Grants from the Pitney Bowes Foundation.
On Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:30 am, Pitney Bowes President and CEO Marc Lautenbach will be at the William Pitt Child Development Center in Stamford to share books and a story with Pre-K students. This center is part of the Childcare Learning Center network which provides education and nutritional programs serving 50% of Stamford’s Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Pitney Bowes has continuously supported Childcare Learning Centers since the 1930s.
“We’re going back to school this week as we lend a hand to improve our schools and educational programs across Connecticut,” said Marc Lautenbach, President and CEO, Pitney Bowes. “Pitney Bowes has a 94-year history of giving back to the communities where we live, work and play around the world. Our focus and involvement on educational excellence is not only critical to our economic future here in Connecticut, but also throughout the United States and abroad.”
There are 23 nonprofit organizations in Connecticut benefiting from 30 on-site projects. Volunteer projects include digitizing the card catalogue at the Hall School library in Bridgeport, beautifying the playground and adding a “Buddy Bench” at the Irving School in Derby, and providing a career workshop for Danbury High School students.
“Through our Dedication to Education program, we applaud our employees’ commitment to support education and organizations that make a difference for students throughout our local communities,” said Kathleen Ryan Mufson, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Pitney Bowes and President of the Pitney Bowes Foundation. “Our employees tell us they feel enriched, energized and grateful for the opportunity to serve as volunteers.”
“The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut is proud to partner with Pitney Bowes on such a remarkable effort to give back to our local communities,” said Bridget Fox, EVP of Strategy and Volunteerism. “Pitney Bowes is a model corporate citizen in encouraging their employees to engage in the communities in which they live and work.”
The 23 Connecticut organizations benefiting from Dedication to Education are:
|Ability Beyond||Hart Magnet School|
|Bartlett Arboretum||Hall School|
|Broadview Middle School||Haystown Elementary School|
|Child Guidance Center Mural||Irving School|
|Childcare Learning Centers||Junior Achievement|
|The Children’s Center||Kids in Crisis Back to School Drive|
|CT Institute for Communities||Merryhill Childcare Center|
|DASBC||Morris St. School|
|Domus||Person to Person|
|Danbury High School||Team Inc|
|Westside Middle School|
About United Way of Western Connecticut
United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. UWWC is committed to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable and every community we serve is healthy and strong. UWWC’s Volunteer Center mobilizes volunteers to meet critical needs and promotes citizen participation as the heart of a healthy community. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to be a part of the change. For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.
About the Pitney Bowes Foundation
The Pitney Bowes Foundation is a private entity with a mission to support education and the diverse community interests of Pitney Bowes employees. We commit our resources to closing the achievement gap and preparing the workforce of tomorrow. For information about these programs and other Pitney Bowes Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy initiatives, please visit pb.com/community.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™.www.pb.com.
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