You can make a difference: Join the worldwide Celebration of Service!
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com | | Tags:  volunteerism ibm global citizenship volunteer community worldwide local service ibm100
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Thanks to IBM, tomorrow, I'll be taking the day off work to package emergency food supplies at the Phoenix St. Mary's Food Bank. When I was first considering joining the IBM team, I was impressed by IBM's commitment to make the world a better place through diversity, green thinking, and good citizenry.
During its centennial birthday year, IBM took it up yet another notch with the Celebration of Service:
IBM's Celebration of Service honors our employees, retirees, families and friends in their commitment to volunteer service. It supports their efforts with resources, a program of new and expanded grants, and the opportunity to pledge their participation in a global effort during 2011 — with a special focus on June 15, when IBMers will bring their skills into thousands of communities worldwide.
One thing that IBM gets is that when its employees are happy, so is the workplace. What makes humans happy? Being able to make a difference. Contributing to a greater good. Learning and becoming a better person. The pictures below show lots of happy people getting to experience just these things.
For me, tomorrow, it's St. Mary's Food Bank, but in the coming months, I'll also be volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity, ValleyLife, and other Phoenix organizations. The opportunity to give goes well beyond June 15. Take a moment to explore the Celebration of Service site to find ways you can make a difference in your local community.