At AT&T, volunteering is just as important as providing top notch customer service and fastest wireless network in the country.
Almost 30 employees joined the Atlanta Community Food Bank this week to help in the Community Garden. The event was held in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 12-18.
National Volunteer Week is a nationwide civic and volunteer initiative that promotes the spirit of volunteerism and supports the work of nonprofit organizations. AT&T employees are volunteering this week across the country to serve the communities where they live and work.
During the event, AT&T employees helped with weeding, seeding, planting, tilling, cleaning and clearing in the garden. The community gardens act as a powerful tool for social change by providing under served neighborhoods with fresh vegetables, beautiful land a place to meet and work towards positive goals.
This event serves as just one example of the work employees do throughout the year to serve their communities. In 2014 alone, employees and retirees volunteered more than 5.6 million hours.
“I am pleased to work alongside my colleagues and our many community collaborators to make an impact in our local communities,” said Karon Drewniak, AT&T employee. “Community service and volunteerism are a deep part of AT&T’s culture, and I am very proud of our employees who donate their time, skills, and talent to help improve our city.”
National Volunteer Week, a program of Points of Light, was started back in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.
To see more about AT&T’s volunteer work, visit about.att.com/csr.