November 22, 2021
A company needs to be more than the products and services it sells, the technologies it develops, and the disruption it may cause within a market. It must be a valued member of the communities it serves and bring a greater good to its employees, customers, and those who need assistance. As the 2021 holiday season begins, it is time to remember the importance of paying it forward.
Anritsu has a core philosophy to improve society. One way is through supporting emerging technologies such as 5G that can enhance people’s lives. As importantly, Anritsu extends helping hands to directly assist those in need.
It is a belief that Anritsu has followed through its Going Beyond and Giving Back community services initiative. The project focuses on using its test solutions, as well as the time and talent of employees to give back. As the curtain drops on another year filled with challenges, it’s time to reflect, as well as give thanks to everyone who participated.
Going Beyond and Giving Back
Anritsu recently held its sales meeting in the metro-Dallas area. While the days were filled with traditional sales-oriented presentations and team-building, the event culminated with a mini-golf tournament unlike any held previously. Eighteen teams of four golfers each not only competed for the lowest score, they used their engineering expertise and creativity to design the holes using 500 pounds of non-perishable food.
Once the final hole was played, the food was donated to the Network of Community Ministries. The Richardson, TX-based non-profit organization is able to feed 700 families in the Dallas area using the food donated by Anritsu.
Anritsu selected the charity because of its charter to care, coach, and empower neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life. Included in the services provided is a Food Pantry and two Mobile Food trucks. The Network recognized existing barriers to onsite food pantry visits are related to several factors, including the stigma of coming to a “food assistance program” and work schedules that do not coincide with Network Pantry hours. To help provide a solution to these barriers, the organization partnered with the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) and the North Texas Food Bank to provide easier access to food for those in need.
Anritsu understands that helping others has no boundaries. To help those in need throughout the United States, Anritsu is implementing a program in which a portion of sales on its demo equipment is donated to a charity of choice determined by the customer making the purchase. It highlights Anritsu’s pledge but also that of other companies within the market who share a commitment to assisting those suffering various hardships.
Organizations who benefitted from the campaign range from global non-profits that help children to local groups that provide aid to animals, and everything in-between. To date, more than $6,000 has be donated to Anritsu customers’ charities as part of the Charity Giving initiative.
Here are highlights of just a few of the organizations who have benefitted from the Anritsu Charity Giving initiative:
UNICEF – A United Nations agency, UNICEF provides humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. It is one of the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories.
United Way – United Way is the world's largest privately funded nonprofit, working in 95% of U.S. communities and 40 countries and territories. In the wake of COVID-19, the organization is helping people stay in their homes, stock their pantries, and protect their lives and livelihoods.
Pet Pal – An organization that provides affordable veterinary services in St. Petersburg, FL. Their mission is to rescue dogs and cats from shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations, illness, injuries, or lack of socialization and training.
Friends of Strays Animal Shelter – Founded in 1978, it is St. Petersburg’s oldest no-kill animal shelter with a priority to connect animals in need of rescue with people who will love them. The shelter focuses on life-saving programs promoting pet retention, community empowerment, and humane pet ownership education.
Bethal Korean School – The Irvine, CA-based educational organization has a mission to enhance the Korean language in a Christian environment and setting within its community. The school helps children growing up in the United States to have pride in their identities as Koreans as they learn Korean culture and language.
It’s not too late to help your favorite charity. Contact your local sales representative to learn more about how you can take advantage of the Charity Giving demo equipment donation program.
We encourage everyone to do what they can during the holidays and throughout 2022. It only takes a little time volunteering or a small donation to have a big impact on the lives of others. Contact a charity or other community organization and see how you can help.