Riverbed Community Connect Week to Support Dozens of Charities Globally

Company’s annual community service event to provide approximately 2,000 volunteer hours, addressing important issues such as fighting hunger, driving sustainability, and supporting vulnerable communities



SAN FRANCISCO – November 13, 2023 – Riverbed, the leader in Unified Observability, today announced the start of Riverbed Community Connect Week 2023, a company-wide employee volunteer effort aimed at creating a meaningful impact in the communities where employees live and work globally. Riverbed’s Community Connect Week takes place November 13-17, and will feature Riverbed employee team volunteer events in more than 10 major cities around the world, as well as additional smaller group projects in dozens of additional cities. During Community Connect Week, and adjacent weeks around the holidays, Riverbed expects to provide approximately 2,000 hours of community service, supporting dozens of charities worldwide.


LinkedIn: Riverbed Community Connect Week to support dozens of charities globally: https://rvbd.ly/49xmWi3


Riverbed Community Connect Week is an extension of Riverbed’s global employee volunteer paid leave program, Community Connect. Launched last year, the Community Connect program provides employees up to five days to volunteer with non-profit organizations in countries across the world.


“Riverbed Community Connect Week represents our dedication to helping our local communities and serves as a platform to effect positive change on both a global scale and on a local level,” said Manny Blackner, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Riverbed. “Our commitment to this initiative reflects our values, and contributes to addressing critical issues, such as fighting hunger, driving sustainability, and supporting vulnerable communities—ultimately making an impact around the world, one community at a time.”


Riverbed Community Connect volunteers will participate in group projects in the following cities this week:

  • U.S.: San Francisco; San Jose, CA; Bethesda, MD; Nashua, New Hampshire; New York City; Reston, VA and Durham, NC
  • EMEA: Bracknell, UK; Cluj, Romania and Munich, Germany
  • APJ: Bangalore and Singapore


Additionally, hundreds of employees in smaller offices or working out of home offices are volunteering at local projects in their communities and virtually.


Riverbed will support these charitable organizations for this year’s Community Connect event, as well as many others:


A Wider Circle (Silver Spring, MD) Rotary Club (Munich, Germany)
Barmherzige Brüder (Munich, Germany) SF-Marin Food Bank (San Francisco, CA)
Civic Support (Cluj, Romania) SF-Marin Food Bank Pop-Up Pantry (San Francisco, CA)
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (Durham, NC) Second Harvest Food Bank (San Jose, CA)
Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation (New York, NY) South Hill Park (Bracknell, UK)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (San Francisco, CA) United States Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (Reston, VA)
Manna Food Center (Gaithersburg, MD) Willing Hearts (Singapore)
Nashua Soup Kitchen (Nashua, NH)


Founded in 2002, Riverbed is trusted by thousands of market-leading customers globally, including 95% of the FORTUNE 100. Riverbed is focused on making a difference and driving real impact for organizations, so they can deliver a seamless digital experience and drive enterprise performance. As we enter the season of giving, Riverbed is providing employees with an opportunity to make a difference and deepen partnerships with charities and communities around the world.

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