CA Technologies Kicks Off Seventh Annual Worldwide Volunteer Month

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CA Technologies Kicks Off Seventh Annual Worldwide Volunteer Month

CA Together in ActionBrings Together Employees From Around the Globe to Support a Wide Range of Community Activities

ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CA Technologies (NAS: CA) today announced the kickoff of its CA Together in Action program that brings together employees of the global IT organization to participate in a variety of local volunteer activities.

CA Technologies CEO William McCracken lends a hand at the Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk build on L ...

CA Technologies CEO William McCracken lends a hand at the Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk build on Long Island. Each year the company fully sponsors and builds a home for a family in need. (Photo: Business Wire)


For the seventh year in a row, CA Together in Action is bringing employees together in offices around the globe to support a wide range of local nonprofit organizations. Volunteer projects include mentoring children, environmental clean-ups, building affordable housing and assisting food banks.

"Helping others is an important part of our company culture. Our employees have a long history of giving their time and talents to those in need," said Erica Christensen, senior director, Community Affairs, CA Technologies. "Since the program's inception, participation levels have continued to grow, demonstrating the true commitment CA Technologies employees have to making a difference in the communities where they live and work."

Since the program began in 2005, CA Together in Action has provided employees with the opportunity to take time out of their work day to give back. CA Technologies employees are also able to use up to three paid days each year to volunteer with organizations of their choice.

Last year, employees set a program record with over 1,700 volunteers participating in more than 130 community projects across 10 countries. Cumulatively, CA Technologies employees have donated more than 30,000 hours of volunteer service through the program.

This year, CA Technologies anticipates an even higher level of involvement across the globe.

Organizations CA Together in Action supports include:

International

Australia: Bicycle Network; Drive2Work Day, First Voice's Loud Shirt Day, Cancer Council's Relay for Life and Lort Smith Animal Hospital

China: Sun Village

Columbia: Un Techo para mi País

India: Goonj, CA-Hope School

Mexico: Escuela para Entrenamiento de Perros Guía para Ciegos I.A.P.

Sweden: Stockholm Stadsmission

United States

Arizona: Foundation for Blind Children

California: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco & Hidden Villa

Colorado: Habitat for Humanity Fort Collins

Florida: Metropolitan Ministries and Eureka Springs Park

Illinois: Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity DuPage County

Massachusetts: Drumlin Farm Nature Center and Boys & Girls Club of Metro West

Michigan: Gleaners Community Food Bank

Minnesota: Feed My Starving Children

North Carolina: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and Crisis Assistance Ministry

New Hampshire: Blue Ocean Society and Seacoast Family Food Pantry

New Jersey: Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve and Rescue Mission

New York: Cohen's Children's Medical Center, Camp Sunrise,The Smithtown 5K Running of the Bull in Honor of Courtney Sipes, Habitat for Humanity Suffolk County, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club of America, Long Island GLBT, Robert Moses State Park, NPower, Hospital for Special Surgery, Year Up, Leake & Watts Marion and George Ames Early Childhood Learning Center and Island Harvest

Ohio: Worthington Food Pantry & Resource Center and Cancer Support Community

Pennsylvania: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Jubilee Soup Kitchen

Puerto Rico: Hogar San Cristobal

Texas: Capital Area Food Bank and North Texas Food Bank

Virginia: Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary and Walker Nature Education Center

Washington: Bellevue Botanical Garden & Treehouse

"We are thrilled to be a part of CA Together in Action and to have the CA Technologies crew back to assist Atlanta Community Food Bank," said Bill Bolling, founder and executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. "We count on support from companies like CA Technologies to help us continue to meet the increased demand for food assistance in our community."

"We are very happy to have employees from CA Technologies partner with Sun Village for CA Together in Action, helping to assist the more than 400 youngsters who reside at our Children's Villages location in Beijing," said Shuqin Zhang, the founder of Sun Village. "For over 14 years, Sun Village has been dedicated to providing foster care and education to children in need. We are committed to bringing these children together into a warm and loving environment and are greatly appreciative of the support from employees at CA Technologies who are helping us fulfill this mission."

About CA Together

CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. We work to improve the quality of life in communities where we live and work worldwide and are fully committed to advancing social, environmental and economic sustainability. CA Together, our global Community Affairs program, is driven by the core philanthropic focus of improving the lives of underserved children and communities around the world. We do this by supporting organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of others in focus areas including Education & Technology, Health & Human Services and the Advancement of Women in IT. CA Together activities encompass employee volunteerism and matching gifts; in-kind donations of CA Technologies products and services; and wide-ranging partnerships and philanthropic support to community organizations worldwide.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NAS: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

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