Intel Corporation, Arizona’s largest technology developer and manufacturer, empowered its employee base to contribute to local community initiatives during its annual ‘Giveback Month’ in September. Nearly 200 Intel employees in Arizona donated 600 hours of time and effort to four nonprofit organizations, reinforcing Intel’s long-term commitment to community impact throughout the state.

“With over 40 years of history supporting local communities in Arizona, it is our privilege to come together and contribute to initiatives that have a positive impact,” said Vince Guglielmetti, VP of Global Fab Facilities Operations at Intel. “We know that our efforts can be more impactful when we work together, and we are proud of the dedicated efforts put forth by our employees during this year’s Giveback Month.”

Reflecting Intel’s dedication to community involvement and philanthropy, Giveback Month offered diverse activities aligned with the passions and interests of its employees, from supporting education to aiding military personnel and addressing hunger amongst vulnerable populations. One volunteer activity included assembling 1,000 kits to support educators striving for quality education, estimated to impact more than 3,800 local students. These kits were created by the Be Kind People Project, an organization dedicated to enhancing children’s lives through social and emotional learning, and included resources and materials to help students share kindness with others. Intel employees also collaborated with My Sisters’ Place to complete 400 heartfelt cards that will be sent to overseas military personnel to show appreciation for their service.

In addition to these activities, 120 Intel volunteers visited Feed My Starving Children to pack 196 food boxes in a single day. This effort will provide 42,336 meals to families and children experiencing hunger, or enough meals to sustain 115 children for a year. Intel Vice President of Corporate Services Darcy Ortiz, along with other staff members, some traveling from out of town, joined this effort. Intel also collected and donated non-perishable foods to AZCEND, dedicated to hunger relief and aiding individuals and families in need.

“None of these results from our Giveback Month would have been possible without the help of our dedicated employees,” added Guglielmetti. “It was inspiring to see so many Intel employees contribute to our month-long campaign in their unique way.”

In addition to the 600 volunteer hours contributed by Intel employees during this initiative, the Intel Foundation also matches employee volunteer hours at $10 per hour for monetary donations, totaling $6,000 to the four organizations. In the last 5 years, Intel, the Intel Foundation, and its employees have given more than $35 million to support Arizona schools and nonprofits. In that same time, thousands of Intel employees have contributed more than 483,000 volunteer hours at local schools and nonprofits to address important community needs.

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