How Power Net Global employees volunteer their time Featured

4:59pm EDT January 3, 2013
How Power Net Global employees volunteer their time

Pillar Award Finalist

Bernie Stevens

president and CEO

PowerNet Global

(800) 860-9495 | www.powernetglobal.com

 

PowerNet Global understands the best way to contribute to its local communities is to offer its employees the opportunity to volunteer their time.

To encourage community involvement, the communications provider gives charitable paid time off, which allows employees to appropriate up to eight hours of their paid time per calendar year to any charity of their choice.

Some organizations that PowerNet employees support include The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the City Gospel mission, The Healing Center and Transformation Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky.

In addition, the company takes care of its own. PowerNet organized donations and support for an employee whose teenage daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Employees raised money to purchase an iPad so she could remain connected to family and friends and be entertained while at the hospital.

The company also took a picture of employees holding big letters that spelled, “Get well soon, Julia!” and sent it to the family.

PowerNet also has the PowerNet Global Social Committee, which prepares a variety of events throughout the year to provide employees with opportunities for fun and fellowship. It hosts fundraisers to help support local charities and offers opportunities for employees to partake in company fellowship.

For example, it has hosted yard sales with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer, a “Biggest Loser” event with half of the proceeds going to benefit the Fairfield Food Pantry and a school supply drive for local students.