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Riverbed Employees Volunteer with Hands and Hearts in REACH OUT Week

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Every community has people in need. This November, all over the planet, Riverbed employees helped meet those needs, enthusiastically volunteering more than 2,000 hours of service in 21 cities at more than 30 charities. We’ve taken the spirit of our company out into the community to help others.

Watch the video to see Riverbed-ers at work.

Volunteer service – donating time to others

 Riverbed Cluj volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

The Riverbed Cluj (Romania) team put their hands to work with Habitat for Humanity.

​It’s all part of Riverbed REACH OUT (Riverbed Employees Assisting Community and Helping OUT), which has a mission to mobilize employee volunteers in our local communities and make charitable donations to organizations that fight poverty, provide natural disaster relief, and help disadvantaged youth.

Riverbed Hoofddorp volunteer at Stoelenproject

This trip to the grocery store enabled Riverbed Hoofddorp (the Netherlands) to prepare and donate a meal for hungry people at Stoelenproject, a shelter and soup kitchen.

This was our third annual REACH OUT Week, and our volunteers lent a hand in nursing homes, homeless shelters, food banks, soup kitchens, Boys and Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity work sites, parks, and other community organizations. We aimed to help every type of charity that can make a difference in our cities and towns. Riverbed REACH OUT Week 2018 included volunteer projects in the following cities:

Riverbed Sydney volunteer at Wesley Mission

Wesley Mission hosted Riverbed Sydney volunteers who donated time to the Wesley Connect Food & Care program.

Americas: San Francisco; Sunnyvale/San Jose; Thousand Oaks, CA; Bethesda, MD; Nashua, NH; New York City; Boston/Cambridge; Champaign, IL; Reston, VA; Durham, NC; and Austin, TX​​

APJ: Singapore; Sydney, Australia; and Bangalore, India

EMEA: Paris; Dusseldorf; Munich; Hoofddorp, Netherlands; Bracknell, London region, UK; Cluj, Romania; and Hod HaSharon, Israel​

Tech should be for everyone

As part of REACH OUT Week, Riverbed also donated approximately 100 laptops to RRRcomputer.org, then volunteered time to re-image them for their new owners. “We encourage corporations and individuals to donate rather than recycle their computers,” said Hue Mach, the organization’s fonder. “We then refurbish them to give to low-income kids for education and after-school programs. I am very excited Riverbed is participating in this program and helping to make a positive difference for kids and schools.”

In order to be a great company, we have to be a great company at giving back. REACH OUT Week offered us a chance to take what we are, which is very fortunate, and give it back to people that are less fortunate than us. It’s something we are all very proud of.

For more details on the charities we supported during Riverbed REACH OUT Week 2018, read the press release​.

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