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Providea Conferencing Teams With Every Monday Matters to Take its Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives to Even Higher Levels
August 25, 2011 | William Zimmerman
CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Providea Conferencing, LLC has teamed up with Every Monday Matters (EMM) to launch a global Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSRP). As a world leader in providing telepresence solutions to enterprises that utilize technology to change the lives of others, Providea has always embraced social consciousness. By implementing EMM's CSRP, Providea is taking their social responsibility initiatives one step further by empowering its employees to take a stance on the front lines of social change.
"We believe that every individual matters and taking this mindset out into our community has a profound impact on the culture of our company as well as making a global impact," said Jill Price, EVP of Sales & Marketing at Providea Conferencing. "It takes one small change by each individual to amount to an enormous change in the world. If each person feels empowered to make a contribution with their time and efforts, it sends a message to the world that the 'power of one' is real... and this grows exponentially."
One Monday, One Employee, One Company at a Time
Designed to significantly build corporate morale, orchestrate community involvement, inspire personal empowerment and create positive brand recognition, the EMM CSR program is quickly becoming a powerful CSR solution for companies of all sizes.
"Companies, like Providea, recognize that it is no longer enough to just to write a check for a cause and coin themselves socially responsible. This ignores today's employee. Employees want to be involved, roll up their sleeves, and feel that they've played a role in making a difference in the world," said Every Monday Matters CEO Matthew Emerzian.
To kick off the annual initiative, EMM organized a day of giving back. Special projects were created with local non-profits including the Community Roots Garden, where volunteers prepared compost and harvested vegetables which were then donated to local shelters and food banks; the Habitat For Humanity Restore, where employees helped to organize and clean; and the Lighthouse Rescue Mission for Women and Children, where a team painted, cleaned, and prepped the house for two incoming families.
The impact that this one day had on the lives of so many families and individuals in the local community is proof that if each person takes on the challenge to step out into their local community and spend their time enriching the lives of others; then the world becomes a better place for everyone. All of the volunteers walked away with a renewed sense of purpose and a bond that can only come from taking the time to show others that "YOU MATTER."
About Providea Conferencing
Headquartered in Camarillo, CA with offices nationwide and internationally in the United Kingdom, Providea Conferencing offers a full suite of telepresence and HD video conferencing solutions, along with comprehensive system and network design consultation and world-class support. Founded in 1999, the Providea team boasts years of experience in videoconferencing, professional services, multi-media design/build, multi-point bridging, network configuration and the best practices for successful deployment and utilization of these technologies. Leading organizations within the financial, legal, technology, healthcare, entertainment, and education and government sectors rely on Providea Conferencing. For more information: www.provideallc.com
About Every Monday Matters
Every Monday Matters is a national movement of ordinary people doing extraordinary good. The movement started as a book, aptly entitled Every Monday Matters - 52 Ways to Make a Difference. Through national "take action" campaigns, a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and a year-long campaign on Oprah.com, EMM is quickly becoming a household name. And, with the fastest growing self and social responsibility program in America in the past two years, EMM is positively affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of students with their YOU MATTER K-12 Curriculum currently in over 700 schools in 40 states. Now, the YOU MATTER CSR Program, which already includes clients such as E. & J Gallo Winery, Carolinas Healthcare System, J.S West & Companies, Lincoln Harris, Memorial Medical Center, and State Farm Insurance, is becoming a recognized solution for Corporate Responsibility for many organizations nationwide. For more information: www.everymondaymatters.com.
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