Making Spirits Bright
As Zayo has grown over the past 13 years, so has our commitment to the Colorado community. Today, our community and civic engagement focus is an extension of who we are and what we value: entrepreneurship, STEM and technology education, diversity and sustainability. It’s our way to pay it forward where we live and work.
For Zayo, good citizenship doesn’t mean a financial contribution and a logo at an event. It’s all about meaningful partnerships with nonprofits, schools, universities and organizations that are doing important work. It’s about Zayo volunteers in the community, making a lasting difference. Above all, it’s about our commitment to inspire and support the next generation of innovators and leaders.
Over the course of the year, 450 employees have donated their time and expertise to approximately 70 organizations and events. Thanks to our engaged and generous employees for all they do throughout the year — cycling and raising funds for the B Strong Ride Against Cancer to mentoring Greenhouse Scholars and university students.
This volunteer time and our personal and company donations are especially important over the holidays. Zayo’s global offices have supported a variety of causes and organizations. As part of our team celebrations, there were a number of different groups within Zayo volunteering this year.
More than 60 Zayo volunteers in Boulder and Denver volunteered at A Precious Child, which serves children and families in the Denver metro area. The team handled set up and coordination for their holiday gift distribution day, which provides 12,000 gifts to families in need. Another team supported Denver-based Amp the Cause, gift-wrapping for their Holidays for Kids initiative.
In Tulsa, employees donated four boxes of donations for Toys for Tots. The program is supported nationally and locally by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Tulsa program supports approximately 10,000 disadvantaged children with more than 45,000 toys.
Toronto employees held a similar drive Toy and Coat drive for a women’s shelter in Etobicoke, which provides emergency and transitional housing, training, outreach and other support to abused women and their families.
“Our employees are so generous with their time and expertise,” said Lissa Bricker, director of Community & University Relations. “It’s a time of year we harness our giving spirit and take that momentum into the new year.”