We’re all so excited about the buzz being generated around Panasonic at CES 2014. Furthermore, our Panasonic Automotive family is especially proud to see the debut of Panasonic Automotive’s and the legendary Abbey Road Studios’ latest premium audio demo!
Read more about the audio demo debut or hangout with Panasonic LIVE!
There are many reasons to love working at Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, but one aspect I love most is the company’s commitment to philanthropy. A lot of companies say they want to give back, but many don’t or are more talk than action, but Panasonic Automotive really does give back to their community. By the end of the year we will have given financial or Panasonic product contributions to more than 30 organizations including local elementary, middle, and high school and local non-profits that support underserved populations.
The local part is pretty important to me as these are people I might see at my kids’ schools, at the library, or out shopping for groceries. Panasonic employees support the financial and product contributions by participating in community events that raise money for local non-profit organizations.
Some of the Panasonic Automotive Peachtree City Classic 5K/15K race team
As a team of 40+ people we joined the Peachtree City Running Club-sponsored Peachtree City Classic 5k/15k, which raises money for high school athletic scholarships and supports the local elementary schools running facilities and clubs. We also sent four teams to support the local Rotary Club’s Dragon Boat Races and International Festival, which raises money for local non-profits. Interestingly enough, the local Rotary Club also sponsors a series of 5k races for each of the elementary schools in Fayette County that both raise money for the school and support the local club’s mission of promoting physical activity to reduce childhood obesity. The Running Club also supports these 5k races by arranging volunteers and promoting to club members to support each race.
As part of my personal commitment to the community, I’ve been running all the elementary races this school year, wearing Panasonic gear, of course! A big chunk of the entry fee goes to support technology purchases and other items in the elementary schools that they simply can’t buy because they are not in the school’s budget. Fayette County has a Bring Your Own Technology Program. So children who don’t have devices aren’t left out, the schools purchase Google Chromebooks and other devices. Panasonic has assisted with some of these purchases also- being that we are also a technology company, this is really an easy thing to do.
It really is a virtuous cycle of giving back, I’m proud to be a part of a company that cares!
Blog post by: Paul Schultz