Annual Employee Giving Campaign Generates Nearly $6 Million for Global Hunger Relief

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Annual Employee Giving Campaign Generates Nearly $6 Million for Global Hunger Relief

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Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers (left) was among the many Cisco executives and employee volunteers in San Jose, California, who packaged food as part of the 2013 Global Hunger Relief Campaign.

Employees in Richardson and Houston, Texas raised money and packaged meals for hunger relief organizations.

Cisco employees in Australia present a check for US$21,000 to the New South Wales Food Bank.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 2:35pm

This post was written by guest blogger Christina O’Neill, a manager with Cisco Community Relations based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, who oversaw Cisco’s 2013 record-breaking Global Hunger Relief Campaign.

 “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

In its 11th year, Cisco’s 2013 Global Hunger Relief Campaign proved more than ever that our desire to do the right thing goes beyond the confines of our traditional work responsibilities. Cisco’s annual campaign ran from November 4th through December 31st, and our results were record breaking!

Cisco employees directly donated $2.3 million in the fight against hunger around the world.  All employee contributions were matched twice – once by the Cisco Foundation and once by Chairman Emeritus John Morgridge’s TOSA Foundation – tripling the impact of every gift and bringing total donations to $5.8 million, distributed through 162 hunger relief organizations around the world.  The impact of the dollars raised translates to 23 million meals served! As part of the campaign, we were able to partner with Cisco’s disaster relief efforts after tragedy struck the Philippines at the beginning of November, sending food relief via our campaign to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

I had the privilege of driving this campaign from a global program perspective, leading the charge along with Cisco’s first-class Community Relations team, Corporate Communications, and Cisco Citizen Civic Councils around the world. Seeing the enthusiasm and generosity of our employees and our leaders increased my already strong sense of pride in our company and the positive impact we have in our communities.

Read more about Cisco’s 2013 Global Hunger Relief Campaign.

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