Juniper provides employee volunteer opportunities for up to 40 hours a year per employee. Colleagues may volunteer for shelter programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, and for food kitchens, community cleanup, and other activities. Juniper also provides donation matching for up to $1000 per year per full-time employee. (http://www.juniper.net/us/en/company/citizenship-sustainability/philanthropy/)

 

The first time I partnered up with TeamBonding (see https://www.teambonding.com/program-type/csr/) I visited Salesforce in Burlington MA where employees were literally jumping through hoops, laughing, smiling, passing deodorant and toothpaste down their assembly line making care packs for outreach clients at Lowell Transitional Living Center. It was my pleasure to meet the group and talk to the leaders from TeamBonding about how they were able to combine fun activities and creative games into a charitable giving day.

Soon after, I was contacted by TeamBonding again, this time to receive their Mystery Bus full of volunteers from Juniper Networks of Westford, MA.

I sent them off with Richard Boucher, our multi-tasking facilities manager, to paint the dayroom in the men’s dorm. I wish I took before and after pictures! I didn’t think of it until one of our Juniper volunteers said how much better the room looked already, after only a half an hour. Three more volunteers also helped out with office work and other jobs around the shelter.

They stayed for four hours, lead by their TeamBonding captain, and the room looks so fresh and inviting now! The 60 men living with us at LTLC will be as surprised as the Mystery Bus group!

LTLC is so thankful to all of our partners, volunteers, and supporters like TeamBonding, trust me, there are many, and they are the reason we are able to help so many people in need.

 

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