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Press Release -- May 30th, 2017

GENBAND Employees Celebrate 7th Annual Global Day of Service with Volunteer Activities around the World

PLANO, Texas, May 30, 2017 – GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced that as part of its year-round Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts its employees will mark the company’s 7th Annual GENBAND Global Day of Service with volunteer activities in all major regions of the world. Each year on June 1st, GENBAND’s global employee base participates in volunteer activities benefiting non-profit agencies and charitable organizations in virtually every country in which the company has a presence. Since the inception of the Global Day of Service or “GENBAND Day” in 2010, GENBAND employees have dedicated more than 60,000 hours to community service.

“Each year our team members spend thousands of hours throughout the year giving back to the communities in which we live and work, but our Global Day of Service offers us a special opportunity to join together with our colleagues, partners, family and friends to volunteer for causes and organizations that are near and dear to all of us,” said Robin Wright, EVP of HR and Corporate Operations for GENBAND. “In addition to working with well-known organizations such as the United Way and Special Olympics our employees are constantly reaching out to local organizations such as the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County Texas, EL MEXICANITO Institute and The Sequela Therapy Centre in the UK to support.”

Wright added, “It is truly gratifying to be a part of establishing and building ongoing relationships with organizations who need and depend on local support to carry out their missions.”

“The caring support of companies such as GENBAND is integral to the success of our organization,” said Arnulfo Ponce Director of EL MEXICANITO Institute. “With their generous support, our organization’s young recipients grow up to be very productive members of society. This would not be possible without great volunteers such as GENBAND employees, who donate their time and resources to help ensure that the students of “EL MEXICANITO” have the opportunities to achieve the same dreams as others who may be more fortunate.”

“Volunteers are so important to our mission of providing safety, healing, and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect and we are extremely fortunate to have great local partners like GENBAND,” said Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County Vice President of Development, Melanie Carroll. “GENBAND employees are purchasing, organizing and packaging more than 100 toiletry kits that will be given to our teen children during our back to school fair. These items are essential to the personal health and well-being of our children and we are so grateful for GENBAND’s generous donation, which will assist us in providing basic necessities to our kids.”

For more information on the GENBAND Global Day of Service, please visit the Global Day of Service page at and watch the video of our recent worldwide volunteer activities here. Follow GENBAND on Twitter and Facebook for updates on its 2017 Global Day of Service and use #GBDay17 to join the conversation.

In addition to many global individual activities planned by GENBAND teleworkers and remote employees, below is a summary of the company’s volunteer events for GENBAND Day.


Frisco and Plano, Texas

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Clean-up
Power of YOU Walk for a Cause
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (Toiletries for Teens)
Frisco Family Services
Minnie’s Food Pantry
Plano Animal Shelter
Plano Community Garden
Restore (Habitat for Humanity North Collin County)
The Family Place Resale Shop
The Plaza Senior Living Center
Billerica, Massachusetts

Humane Society for Greater Nashua Animal Shelter
Newburyport Beach clean-up
Restore (Habitat for Humanity)
Raleigh, North Carolina

Durham Food Bank
Durham Museum of Life and Science
Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Meg’s Smile
Special Olympics
Survivor Joe Bracelet Making
United Way – Teaming for Technology
Other US Regional Offices Volunteer Activities

GrowNYC (New York)
Habitat for Humanity (Ft. Lauderdale)
Honor Flight Chicago
Laumeir Sculpture Park (St. Louis, Missouri)
Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices

Maisonnette des Parents (Montreal)
Ottawa Boccia Club
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Ottawa Community Housing
Ottawa Food Bank
Ottawa Humane Society
Silver Springs Farm (Ottawa)
The Debra Dynes Family House (Ottawa)
The Ottawa Mission
The Peace Ranch (Toronto)
The Shepherds of Good Hope (Ottawa)
West Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Cascina Praie (Italy)
International Kinderhaus (Germany)
Sequela Therapy Centre (Maidenhead)
Asia Pacific Regional Offices

Andrew Food Bank (Taiwan)
Hong Kong Hiking Trail Clean-up
House with No Steps (Australia)
Caribbean and Latin America Offices

EL MEXICANITO Institute (Mexico)
Lar Batista Esperança (Brazil)
Santa Isabel Casa de Repouso (Brazil)

GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND’s market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND’s Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners’ success with our solutions. To learn more visit

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