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Sandie Vega, marketing project leader with Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS), recently donated $500 to Guide Dogs of Texas with the generous assistance of her employer. Guide Dogs of Texas would like to thank Sandie and Avnet for their donation. In addition, Sandie is a volunteer for GDTX and is considering being a puppy raiser.
How did you hear about GDTX? I found their information on a local volunteer site that is used at Avnet as part of the Avnet Cares organization.
What did you and Avnet do to raise the $500? The funds were gifted to me by Avnet as part of our yearly United Way Campaign. The San Antonio Avnet office raises money for United Way by doing fund raisers and bake sales during October. As part of this year’s campaign, funds were set aside and my name was drawn. I won $500 to donate to the charity of my choice.
I also participate in Avnet Cares which is an employee-led community outreach program designed to empower employees in making a difference in their communities. Avnet Cares offers a number of programs to support the volunteer and charitable efforts of our employees. Not only does Avnet provide eight hours of paid release time for volunteering during regularly scheduled work hours, but there are also programs to recognize our ongoing volunteerismwith our favorite non-profit organization and make charitable contributions for your efforts. We also provide matching grantsfor our employee-led fundraising events.
What is Avnet and what do you do for them? Avnet is a Fortune 500 company and is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. I am a marketing project leader on the Demand Generation team. We provide resources that aid in Avnet’s continuing effort to offer support in driving new sales and expanding existing sales for our partners.
What are your thoughts about the GDTX? I think it’s a wonderful cause, and I am very excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of an organization that unselfishly provides independence, mobility and freedom to those who are visually impaired.
Please welcome Kathleen Doria who joins Guide Dogs of Texas as the Director of Development. She will oversee all aspects of marketing, community outreach and fundraising. “Guide Dogs of Texas is 100 percent donor supported, so my job is to encourage donors to give and sustain that support,” she said. “I believe there is a [...]
Ever wonder what it takes to train a dog to be a guide dog? Or, why we use Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers? Or, what about the training our clients go when they’re paired with a new dog? Find out for yourself during our free Best Friends in Sight luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. [...]