Since founding Marconi in 2017, we’ve believed that it is important for us to enable employees to participate in and give back to the communities in which they live and work. One way we do this is through our matching gift program, in which we match employees’ personal donations to eligible charitable organizations. This allows people to support causes that are meaningful to them, whether national or international, or local to where they live and work. Many of our team members also volunteer their time and expertise to such organizations, and to date we have distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars through this program.
From time to time, we also organize Marconi Cares events, where we work as a team to support individual causes. In the past, we have worked to create packages of supplies at the North Texas Food Bank to pack bundles of food for distribution..
A couple of weeks ago, 30 of us volunteered for our latest Marconi Cares initiative, at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid in Dallas. We helped prepare a shipment of shoes destined for Kenya through their Shoes for Orphan Souls initiative, which since 1999 has distributed more than four million pairs of shoes and socks to children in 83 countries. We were pleased to learn more about their important work and the privilege to contribute our labor as a team.
As a company which operates around the world, with employees spanning 10 nationalities, this effort resonated with us and, coincidentally, we had several overseas employees in town with us who joined their Dallas colleagues in volunteering.
We are proud of their efforts and are committed to being a great corporate citizen throughout the world!