DISH Employees Make an Impact through DISH Cares Day of Service
DISH employees from around the country recently joined together for the inaugural “DISH Day of Service,” a companywide day of volunteering and community outreach. More than 1,000 volunteers took part in 100 events across 28 states, making it the largest volunteering initiative in DISH’s history. Together with their friends and families, DISH employees supported 80 different nonprofits and a variety of causes, including health, education, hunger, poverty, and the environment.
While the first DISH Day of Service officially took place on Saturday, September 26, volunteering occurred over several weeks to accommodate employees who serve customers on weekends. During that time, the DISH volunteers spent thousands of hours building homes, caring for rescued animals, supporting at-risk youth, assisting the elderly, cleaning up 20 parks and natural areas, packing and providing meals for 25 different food banks and giving back to their local communities.
DISH Day of Service is part of the company’s corporate citizenship program, DISH Cares, which promotes community engagement through employee volunteerism. Launched in 2014, the DISH Cares program aims to protect the environment through sustainable business practices, promote employee engagement in the community and provide emergency telecommunications services to aid in disaster relief efforts.
Check out this short video recap of DISH Day of Service 2015.