Riverbed Enthusiastically Gives Back to Communities Around the World
Season’s greetings from Riverbed Technology!
It’s the season of giving, and Riverbed is in the holiday spirit. During the week of November 13, more than 600 enthusiastic Riverbed employees committed to 1,000 hours of community service at charitable organizations in 15 locations across the globe.
The joy of giving back
The annual Riverbed REACH OUT (Riverbed Employees Assisting Community and Helping Out) Week is one of the ways Riverbed supports the communities in which we live and work. Employees enjoyed helping more than 30 nonprofit organizations who focus on anti-poverty efforts, natural disaster relief, disadvantaged youth, community development, and education.
No doubt, employee efforts were a helping hand to those local charities. Riverbed employees, however, walked away with some benefits of their own, including improved teamwork and a deeper connection to their communities.
“To work alongside my coworkers and make a real difference in my town was more rewarding than I ever expected. These charities do so much to make the world a better place, and I’m grateful to be a part of it,” says Therese Sollars, Director, Internal Communications at Riverbed.
A tradition rooted in corporate values
The biennial REACH OUT week, which started last year at Riverbed’s headquarters in San Francisco, more than doubled the amount of community service our employees provided compared to last year — and this year we took our efforts global. We plan to make next year’s event even bigger.
The outreach doesn’t stop there, however. “It is part of Riverbed’s DNA to invest in community and sustainability programs to make a positive impact in the world on a global and local level,” says Jerry M. Kennelly, CEO and Cofounder of Riverbed.
For more details about the charities we supported during REACH OUT Week 2017, read the press release.