Cox Las Vegas recognizes its employee volunteers at annual “All-Star” ceremony
Las Vegas – During National Volunteer Month in April, some 60 employees at Cox Communications volunteered to support Project 150 by assembling much needed hygiene kits to benefit homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in Southern Nevada. Cox volunteers assembled 500 kits at the company’s Southern Nevada headquarters this week and transported them to Project 150 for immediate distribution.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our employees who never hesitate to jump in and volunteer whenever possible,” said Michael F. Bolognini, vice president and market leader at Cox Las Vegas. “And to me it’s especially touching that they’re supporting young people at a time when they’re really just starting out in their lives and could benefit from a hand up.”
Last year, employees at Cox Las Vegas logged 22,000 hours by volunteering in some capacity to support a non-profit agency such as Project 150, youth sports league, school, community cleanup or dozens of other volunteer opportunities within Southern Nevada. This year, they’re on track to surpass that amount.
“These hygiene kits represent crucial, critical needs for our homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students,” said Meli Pulido, executive director of Project 150. “When organizations like Cox get involved, they’re actually assisting with the delivery of much needed program services to our young people in every zip code. It’s about more than just assembling personal hygiene products in a small pouch.”
Click here to watch a micro video of Pulido offering a few words about Project 150 and Cox employees assembling hygiene kits.
The hygiene kits contain items such as shampoo, bar soap, wash cloth, skin razor, tooth paste/brush and lotion. Some employees even inserted a personal note like, “Have a nice day!”
“I really believe in volunteering and actually trying to do some things to give back,” said James Hunt, newly hired inbound sales representative at Cox Las Vegas. “Knowing that volunteering is truly a part of the Cox culture is amazing.”
During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, Cox Las Vegas will take a moment to acknowledge nearly 100 of its top-performing employee volunteers during an annual “All-Star Recognition Reception” on April 26. Employees will be honored for numerous levels of volunteer service ranging from 35 to 400 hours or more per year.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 2,500 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 51 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college and workforce readiness and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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