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Press Release -- May 28th, 2015
Source: GENBAND
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GENBAND Employees Participate in Volunteer Activities around the World during 5th Annual Global Day of Service

On June 1st GENBAND employees will participate in more than 75 volunteer activities in over 25 countries; over the last five years employees have dedicated more than 40,000 hours to community service

Frisco, TX, May 28, 2015GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions and recently named 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, today announced as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts the kickoff of its fifth annual Global Day of Service with more than 75 volunteer activities scheduled in more than 25 countries on June 1st . This year employees will again dedicate more than 10,000 hours of community service, including more than 6,000 hours on its Global Day of Service.

“Our Global Day of Service along with our employees’ year-round spirit of generosity, volunteerism and altruism is what sets GENBAND apart from most organizations,” said Robin Wright, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Operations for GENBAND. “Employees in virtually every office that GENBAND operates in around the world will be participating in giving back to their communities and I and the rest of the leadership team could not be more proud to participate in what has become a deep part of our corporate culture over the past five years.”

“GENBAND employees have volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House as part of their Global Day of Service activities for several years now and each time it is truly a special day for the children, their families and our team,” said Diane Fullingim, Chief Development Officer for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. “To see the joy on the children’s faces as the GENBAND team serves breakfast and spends time with them is something that we will always remember and be grateful for. We are very thankful to have the support of organizations like GENBAND, who are committed to helping those in need through their volunteer and community service activities.”

On June 1, 2010, GENBAND executives made June 1st a global company holiday. GENBAND employees subsequently recommended transforming the holiday into a global day of community service.  Since the inception of its Global Day of Service, GENBAND employees have dedicated more than 40,000 hours to community service.

For more information on the GENBAND Day of Service, please visit the Global Day of Service page at www.genband.com/gbday and watch the video of 2014 worldwide volunteer activities here.

Follow GENBAND on Twitter and Facebook for updates on its 2015 Global Day of Service and use #GBDay15 to join the conversation.

Below is a summary of planned volunteer activities.

Frisco and Plano, Texas

  • Adopt-a-Street clean-up
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Frisco Family Services
  • Frisco Independent School District – Fowler Middle School locker clean-out
  • Frisco Independent School District – Riddle Elementary grounds clean-up
  • In-Sync Exotics
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Plano Animal Shelter
  • Plano Community Garden
  • Plano Parks & Recreation clean-up – Oak Point
  • Survivor Joe Bracelet Making
  • The Plaza Senior Living Center

Billerica, Massachusetts

  • Town of Newbury Port Beach clean-up
  • Mine Falls Trail clean-up (New Hampshire)
  • Little Community Farm field work
  • The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians JAM Camp
  • Community Alternatives for Supportive Abode
  • Durham Museum of Life and Science
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
  • Hope Reins
  • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Special Olympics
  • Survivor Joe Bracelet Making
  • Triangle Heart
  • United Way – Teaming for Technology
  • Whipporwill Park clean-up
  • Various individual volunteer activities

Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities

  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery  (St. Charles, Missouri)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Gaithersburg (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
  • Habitat for Humanity – Mt. Laurel (Cinnaminson, New Jersey)
  • Plum Island Beach clean-up (Newburyport, Massachusetts )
  • Habitat for Humanity – Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Ronald McDonald House of Orlando
  • United Way (New Jersey)
  • Various individual volunteer activities are being conducted by remote and teleworkers

Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices

  • Crystal Bay Center for Special Education (Ottawa)
  • Maissonnette des Parents (Montreal)
  • Ottawa Boccia Club
  • Ottawa Community Housing
  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • Ottawa Humane Society
  • Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)
  • The Debra Dynes Community House (Ottawa)
  • The Ottawa Mission
  • The Peace Ranch (Toronto)
  • The Shepherds of Good Hope (Ottawa)

Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

  • Galway Hospice (Ireland)
  • Gukovka Community Children’s Playground clean-up (Russia)
  • International Kinderhaus (Germany)
  • Local beach clean-up (Israel)
  • Mairie d'Issy renovation work (France)
  • Rais Foundation (Spain)
  • Teresa de Calcuta Soup Kitchen (Spain)
  • The Brothers of Charity Galway (Ireland)
  • The FitzRoy Decoration and Gardening (United Kingdom)

Asia Pacific Regional Offices

  • Andrew Food Bank (Taiwan)
  • Bronte Public School painting and renovation (Australia)
  • Salvation Army (Australia)
  • The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children fundraising activities (Hong Kong)
  • Various individual volunteer activities are being conducted by remote and teleworkers

Caribbean and Latin America Offices

  • Brazil employees will participate in various volunteer activities
  • Fundación de Rehabilitación San Vicente (Mexico)
  • Un Dia Sin Hambre (Mexico)

About GENBAND

GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit www.genband.com.

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

Company Contacts:
US Press:
Dennis Watson
GENBAND
+1 (972) 521-5921
dennis.watson@genband.com

International Press:
Catherine Berthier
GENBAND
+1 (646) 741-1974
Catherine.Berthier@genband.com

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