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Sun Volunteer Programs for the Holidays
Helping Santa
November 26, 2001,
Volume 45, Issue 3

Sun will be participating in numerous volunteer activities in communities across the nation, including Sun's campuses in Broomfield, CO, Burlington, MA and Austin, TX, allowing Sun employees a chance to make a difference this holiday season. The drive began over the Thanksgiving weekend and runs through December.

Community outreach programs will donate meals, clothing and toys. Employees are reaching out through personal donations and volunteering their time to help the community around them.

"Volunteers will be collecting donations and gifts in an attempt to rival last year's donations to make 2001 the most successful year of Sun's company giving," said Gary Serda, Sun's manager of worldwide corporate affairs.

Employees of Sun can donate up to $25 to the Employee Matching Gifts Program. The money will go to the charity of their choice. Ongoing programs throughout the year help teach students to read, learn various technologies, and provide company mentors to students and children. Sun's Employee Matched Giving Program, run by The Sun Microsystems Foundation, gives every Sun employee the opportunity to have donations to their favorite nonprofit organizations doubled. The Sun Microsystems Foundation was established in 1990. It is a separate nonprofit charitable organization.

All full-time Sun employees qualify for gift matching. Because group gift matching can stimulate new or larger gifts to recipient institutions, the Foundation encourages employees who wish to join together to have their gifts matched as one group to do so. Group donations must be from personal contributions from Sun employees. Gifts by non-employee directors, retirees and spouses of employees are ineligible for matching funds.

For details on eligible institutions, please see the Sun Web page:

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