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
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
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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