Harris Employees Kick Off The 2016 United Way Of Brevard Campaign With A Food-Packing Event
By Space Coast Daily // October 1, 2016
More than 300 Harris employees took part
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –More than 300 Harris employees gathered at the Harris Technology Center Wednesday to kick off the 2016 United Way of Brevard campaign with a food-packing event that will directly benefit children in the community.
The company donated 12,500 food packs for the Children’s Hunger Project, an organization that sends food home with Brevard County students each Friday to avoid childhood hunger over the weekends.
Harris United Way Campaign Chairman Jahmar Ignacio said the event was a perfect way to launch this year’s effort.
“Harris employees have been donating their time and resources for decades, and this is a great way to continue building on that foundation and help our friends and neighbors in need,” said Ignacio, an engineering manager. “We look forward to our best year ever.”
Harris employees donated a campaign-leading $1.37 million last year, beating the $1.35 million goal.
Harris in the Community:
A commitment to corporate responsibility is an integral and sustaining part of Harris’ culture.
The company focuses its philanthropic efforts on programs and organizations that fall into one or more of three specific criteria: enriching the communities where it has operations, advancing the education of young people who will lead the high technology workforce in the years to come and/or supporting the missions of its business.
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