RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – March 26, 2014: Lenovo was recently honored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition and appreciation of Lenovo’s commitment to strengthening our nation, and for making a difference through volunteer service. Lenovo’s support for U.S. servicemen, servicewomen and their families was cited as a significant and impactful investment in communities throughout the Nation.
“In the past year, Lenovo employees volunteered more than 4,000 hours of their time to support community service projects across the U.S. – many of those in support of our troops,” said Jay Parker, president of Lenovo North America. “We’re committed to supporting our U.S. military and their families, and I’m proud to work among this team of volunteers who are truly dedicated to giving back to those who put their lives on the line for us.”
Recent Lenovo community involvement highlights include working with Kramden Institute, a Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to bridging the digital divide, to refurbish 180 computers to be given to children of military families stationed in North Carolina without access to a computer at home; collecting more than 6,000 personal hygiene products and assembling more than 1,300 care packages for the USO; and contributing time and technology through partnerships with the USO of North Carolina, USO Washington Metro and the new USO Warrior and Family Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
“Today we extend our sincere thanks to Lenovo’s employees and their tremendous spirit of giving, and to our dedicated community partners for donating their time and talents,” said Karen Ondrick, chief connector managing community partnerships at Lenovo. “We are truly honored to receive this special award in recognition of the commitment and compassion of our volunteers.”
Lenovo will continue current efforts in support of the U.S. military, and is also pleased to announce ongoing initiatives to provide access to technology to students in need. Through a partnership with the USO of North Carolina and Kramden Institute, hundreds of computers recently collected during an e-recycle drive, and refurbished with the help of N.C. middle school students, will be delivered to students of military families stationed at Camp Lejeune.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com