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Intel Taiwan commends its top 10 volunteers of 2016

At the end of the year, Intel Taiwan threw a very creative theme party for employees as the company does every year. In addition to wonderful performances at the party, another focus of attention was the top 10 Intel volunteers of the year commended. Intel spares no effort on corporate social responsibility fulfillment, and Intel volunteers can be spotted in a variety of community outreach and environmental protection programs.

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Back in 2006, Intel Taiwan started community outreach promotion by encouraging employee volunteerism and awarding cash grants to eligible organizations based on volunteer hours logged. Every year more than 50% of Intel Taiwan employees take part in volunteer activities. Intel Taiwan maintains long-term cooperation with local public interest and welfare organizations including the Society of Wilderness, Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, World Vision Taiwan, Technology Development Association for the Disabled, Little Sisters of the Poor: Home for the Aged, Taipei Blood Donation Center, Good Friend Mission, Garden of Hope Foundation, and Genesis Social Welfare Foundation.

Every month in 2016, Intel volunteers visited an elementary school in a remote rural village, using their English proficiency and professional computer skills to help underprivileged children there learn effectively. The 12-Hour Famine held at office helped experience hunger in order to fight hunger and poverty. Intel employees initiated a donation to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families for the Fund to buy brand new stationery for underprivileged children, visited the Home for the Aged regularly to accompany elderly dwellers there, read newspaper for the blind and helped braille book production, accompanied the children of underprivileged families and school dropouts aided by the Intel Computer Clubhouse to science fairs or taught programing to them in every quarter, offered their used but mint belongings to a charity bazaar and donated all the bazaar proceeds to the Garden of Hope Foundation as well as the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families to help develop an environment friendly to children and women. Intel employees also organized fundraising to provide natural disaster relief. In 2016, Intel employees donated more than NT$600,000 to the Garden of Hope Foundation to rebuild its typhoon-devastated shelter home in Taitung.

In terms of environmental preservation, Intel volunteers went to an aquatic plant sanctuary in Wanli monthly to help preserve the aquatic plants endemic to Taiwan by digging ecological ponds and maintaining the habitat of local plants. They have successfully preserved more than 150 types of aquatic plants endemic to Taiwan. Moreover, maintaining long-term cooperation with the Society of Wilderness, Intel Taiwan has participated in the International Coastal Cleanup, Earth Day, and World Oceans Day for eleven consecutive years.

What does volunteerism mean to Intel employees?   A sharing by the top 10 Intel volunteers of the year follows.

 NameDept.hoursWhat does volunteerism mean to me?      
1Joe Huang
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Global Communication Group328.5Volunteering helps me to re-visit and re-learn about my being – my life used to be defined by what I consume and now I hope it will be defined by what I do.
2CC Lu
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Product & Price Marketing Group226"Gratitude: I want to thank the friends who have been caring for me this year.
Sharing: Sharing my volunteer service experience with others is great.
Cherishment: I cherish each and every moment of good memories."
3James Chuang
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Channel, Central Marketing & Operations159.5I can feel different values of life.
4Scott Song
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Client Computing Group122Volunteer together, for kids, for future, for Earth!
5Kitty Liu
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Client Computing Group108.5“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
6Benjamin Lin
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Client Computing Group107"I appreciate the volunteerism opportunity letting me know many people need help. What I did was limited and is not worth mentioning.
I hope to develop a helpful attitude and a habit to help others, and I need to work hard on that. Thanks."
7Michael Yang
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Client Computing Group104.5One small step of my volunteer service, one giant leap for better world of next generation.
8Cynthia Yang
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Client Computing Group102.5Volunteer is an attitude.
9Wendy Chuang
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Corporate Service101It would be very happy for me to help others accomplish what they want with a little help from me. Being a volunteer seems to give but in fact I receive more, because volunteerism taught me to cherish what I have.
10Scottie Kuo
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Client Computing Group100I can see my responsibilities from what others need.
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