Panasonic Corporate Citizenship News
Individual employee also carries out proactive social activities as global citizen with the theme "education and coexistence".
Thursday, December 16, 2010, the PNA Corporate Outreach Programs Department
completed Panasonic’s annual Toys for Kids program with an event at
PNA headquarters in
s were donated to the Secaucus, New Jersey Police Department PBA who then distributed the toys to local hospitals and not-for-profit organizations in the area. In addition, Corporate Outreach also donated toys and Panasonic product to the Newark Renaissance House (NRH) – a not-for-profit agency that operates residential, outpatient and infant mental health programs that address the needs of families affected by alcohol and substance abuse. Panasonic hosted 19 children ages newborn to 9 years old and their mothers so they could meet Santa Clause (whose visit was coordinated by the Secaucus Police PBA), open gifts and enjoy a delicious holiday lunch.
In the weeks leading up to this event, Secaucus employees made personal donations of toys valued at over $2,000 (USD). In addition, Panasonic Solutions Company asked each employee attending their holiday party to bring a toy which resulted in an overwhelming number of toys this year, and the son of one employee caught the Panasonic spirit of giving and donated three bags of toys to the cause.
Panasonic System network UK's volunteers from all areas of the factory worked successfully together during their free time over a weekend and participated in the Coast to Coast Bike Ride Challenge, cycling over 100 miles from Ilfracombe to Devon in South West England - raising over £7000 for Marie Curie.
The whole company were involved in this activity; the volunteers came from all areas of the factory from General Managers to Shop floor workers; the rest of the workforce were also involved heavily in fundraising, donating gifts for raffles and "guess the score" rugby draws, and individual sponsorships.
Marie Curie is a charity that provide nursing care and assistance for approx 50% of cancer patients who die at home. They work through the night and day to provide care for patients in the comfortability and familiarity of their own homes. The nurses also provide practical and emotional support.