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Press Release -- May 29th, 2013
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GENBAND Demonstrates Dedication to Local Communities with 3rd Annual Global Day of Service

Frisco, Texas, May 29, 2013 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced the kickoff of its third annual Global Day of Service with volunteer activities scheduled in more than 30 countries on June 1st. The company has established a goal of dedicating more than 10,000 hours of community service in 2013, including 5,000 hours on its Global Day of Service to benefit over 60 charities worldwide.

GENBAND will receive special recognition from the Frisco City Council in the form of a Proclamation on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, during GENBAND’s kickoff event at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

“From here on out, June 1st is declared GENBAND Day in Frisco to celebrate the work that GENBAND employees are doing in communities here, across the nation, and worldwide,” said Mayor Maher Maso, City of Frisco. “By supporting some of our city’s most valuable charities and non-profit organizations, GENBAND is shining a light on giving back and providing an excellent example of corporate social responsibility for our city’s businesses.”

“Our Global Day of Service serves as an annual celebration of all the work that our employees do year-round to give back to their communities,” said Charlie Vogt, president and CEO of GENBAND. “GENBAND Day springs from the generosity of our employees and we have kept the grassroots spirit of the company holiday alive by working with employees across our offices to partner with organizations that hold special meaning to them and their families. We also want to thank the Mayor for the ongoing support of the City, and we are honored that the Frisco City Council has chosen to recognize GENBAND employees’ commitment to the community.”

In Dallas, GENBAND has partnered with Brandon Carr, cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys and founder of Carr Cares Foundation, to promote educational enrichment and physical fitness programs for youth during the Frisco kickoff event.

“GENBAND is an influential organization in the Metroplex, and I am thrilled to support the company’s community service activities this year while highlighting opportunities to support our area’s youth through the Carr Cares Foundation,” said Mr. Carr. “We look forward to developing strong alliances with local businesses, like GENBAND, who are out in our communities making a difference.”

During the Global Day of Service, GENBAND employees around the world will dedicate time to various activities that benefit their communities.   Employees based at the Maidenhead, United Kingdom, campus outside of London will be working with Windsor Mencap, the leading voice of children with learning disabilities in the region. GENBAND employees will be 'sprucing up' their clubhouse, including painting, pulling down an old shed, and trimming the gardens and hedges. Last year, Maidenhead employees built a community garden for Bright Start, a local preschool that depends on donations from parents to help make improvements.  A time lapse video from the Bright Start community garden build is available to view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pD2aiVVYpg.

Below is a summary of other GENBAND global volunteer activities planned:

Frisco, Texas
Frisco and Plano-based GENBAND employees will assist the following non-profits andcharities in and around the Dallas area Metroplex:

  • Minnie’s Food Pantry
  • DallasZoo
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Habitat for Humanity (North Collin County)
  • Jr. Achievement
  • Smiles Charity
  • Samaritan Inn
  • Hopes Door
  • Frisco Family Services
  • Walk-On Riding Therapy Center
  • Plano Parks & Recreation Clean-up
  • Frisco Education Foundation
  • Plaza Senior Living Home
  • Caldwell Elementary School Fundraiser

Following recent tornado damage in the region, GENBAND employees out of Frisco and Plano are also holding a raffle during their May 29th kickoff event to benefit Habitat for Humanity (Hood County). Proceeds will help rebuild local homes damaged by the storms.

Billerica, Massachusetts
GENBAND employees in the Billerica office will be lending their support to the following organizations:

  • Habitat for Humanity (Lowell)
  • The Open Pantry
  • The Lowell Wish Program
  • New Searles Elementary School

Raleigh, North Carolina
Employees from GENBAND’s Raleigh office will be assisting the following charities:

  • Relay for Life
  • Hope Reins
  • Raleigh Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity (Durham and Wake Counties)
  • Survivor Joe Bracelet Making
  • Carolina Tiger Rescue
  • Special Olympics

Recently the employees of GENBAND’s Raleigh office sponsored a golf tournament in support of Meg’s Smile Foundation, a charitable organization that provides gifts to children affected by serious illnesses. Their mission is to bring smiles to the faces of these children and their families while they are going through what can be a very long and emotional journey.

Other US Regional Offices

  • Second Chance Inc. (Gaithersburg/Baltimore)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami)
  • Various individual volunteer activities are being conducted by remote and teleworkers

Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices
GENBAND’s large base of employees in Ottawa and other Canadian regional offices will engage services assisting the following:

  • Ottawa Food Bank (Ottawa)
  • OttawaHumane Society (Ottawa)
  • CrystalBay Centre For Special Education (Ottawa)
  • The Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)
  • OttawaCommunity Housing (Ottawa)
  • The Ottawa Mission (Ottawa)
  • PA Day Arts & Crafts Fair (Toronto)

Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
GENBAND employees in EMEA will be working with the following charities:

  • WindsorMencap (England)
  • Galway Hospice (Ireland)
  • COPE Galway Hostel (Ireland)
  • Multi-generation house, Markdorf (Germany)
  • International Children’s House, Frankfurt (Germany)
  • CAJ-de Fontenay le Fleury (France)
  • APAMA (Spain)
  • CARITAS (Spain)
  • Cooperativa Andirivieni (Italy)
  • Israel’s National Food Bank (Israel)
  • Wiggles & Squiggles School for Special Needs Children (South Africa)
  • Visiting Several Schools for the Blind and Donating Blood (India)

Asia Pacific Regional Offices
GENBAND employees in APAC will be lending their support to the following organizations:

  • Ronald McDonald House (Hong Kong)
  • Social Welfare Home (China)
  • TCWC Children’s Home Bike Repair (Taiwan)
  • Eastern Suburbs Park Clean-up (Australia)
  • Melbourne Horse Farm Clean-up (Australia)
  • Harbor Clean-up (New Zealand)

Caribbean and Latin America Offices
GENBAND employees in CALA will volunteer with the following charities:

  • Lar Batista Esperança (Brazil)
  • Abrigo Nosso Lar (Brazil)
  • APAE Valinhos (Brazil)
  • Casa de Apoio às Pessoas com Câncer (Brazil)
  • Longa Permanência - Irmandade Santa Isabel (Brazil)
  • Bosque de Chapultepec (Mexico)
  • Casa Thelma & Honerat (Mexico)

For more information on the GENBAND Day of Service, please visit the Global Day of Service page at http://www.GENBAND.com/globaldayofservice/index.html.

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the Core to the Edge to the Experience for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

Company Contact:
Joe McGarvey
GENBAND
+1 (972) 521 5826
joe.mcgarvey@GENBAND.com

Mayor Maher Maso issues proclamation declaring June 1st GENBAND Day in Frisco, Texas

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