EMC VP Touts C2C

January 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

 In his latest blog post, EMC Vice President of Global Marketing CTO Chuck Hollis discusses EMC’s partnership with C2C.

He writes,

“And, finally, we’re all big fans of giving back to the community.  Sure, at a corporate level we do all sorts of things we think are important — the money raised for Haiti disaster relief is perhaps the most recent example.  But marketing at EMC has a special local charity — Cradles to Crayons.”

Hollis describes Cradles to Crayons’ vision, and how they worked to produce what is the largest drive to date in C2C Boston: Volunteers collected more than 30,000 children’s goods and stuffed them into five 16-foot storage units and one 24-foot truck. In addition, EMC employees raised over $8,500, and donated over 500 volunteer hours between the product drive and volunteering at The Giving Factory. To see photos and learn more about their success story, visit our website.

He adds,

“The need is simple: if you’re kid from a family that’s having hard times, it can be hard to go to school without the right clothes, accessories, school supplies and the like.  And, if you’re the parent of a young child, things like car seats and playpens and toys can be expensive. 

It turns out this is a need that we all can easily fill, and do so in a big way.

We run an internal competition each year as to who which internal team can come up with the most donations.

 And, year after year, they have to send more and more trucks to EMC to pick up all the donations.

Me?  I look forward to it each year.  My kids are older, and — as a result — we’ve always got tons of great stuff that could really help someone else out in some small way.”

Hollis’ take on EMC’s experience with Cradles to Crayons highlights the great work that local corporations, schools, and faith-based organizations do for kids-in-need. The majority of our donations come from the homes of local residents, and all it takes is one or two enthusiastic participants to organize a drive and collect much-needed children’s goods for kids.

Did Hollis’ story inspire you? Want to organize your own drive – whether big or small – in your own office or neighborhood? Chances are, you have access to a great spot: your child’s daycare center? A local health club? Your college’s student union? Use your imagination, and then fill out this form when you’re ready to begin. Not yet convinced? Read success stories from EMC and others.

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