Texas Instruments, the American semiconductors giant, decided to collaborate again with the European Food Banks Federation raising money and volunteering hours for FEBA and its Food Bank network.
During the month of July, the Texas Instruments Freising Community Involvement Team launched a brand-new citizenship initiative – the “Month of Giving”. The campaign had the framework of a team fundraiser competition, with employees from across the different EMEA sites finding creative ways to fundraise and, also, donate volunteer hours to FEBA.
The activities were different and heterogeneous: from a pop-up shop and silent auction to a charity run, from a “guessing game” to a football tournament, passing from rooftop BBQ, ice-cream social and even a concert.
The Texas Instruments employees also volunteered at some local Food Banks: in Prague, Freising, Munich, Tel Aviv and Madrid different teams helped sorting goods, in Warsaw a team helped with the renovation of the Food Bank, refurbishing the kitchen and dining room areas as well as giving the main entrance space a complete overhaul.
From this collaboration, FEBA’s network not only will receive money but it also received a concrete support in the daily activities through motivated and passionate people dedicated to the cause.
"This is an outstanding result, a big thank you to everyone involved making this happen!'', said Andreas Schwaiger, Managing Director TI Germany. "This is the most remarkable milestone for volunteering efforts in TI’s EMEA history! Together, we can make a difference. We are proud to have truly lived up to our slogan with an incredible amount of 20,500 EUR being raised! With FEBA as our partner, we were able to take a citizenship campaign EMEA wide for the first time".
"The European Food Banks Federation is honored to thank Texas Instruments for this precious collaboration. The “Month of Giving” promoted by Texas Instruments has been the catalyst of the generous empathy towards the most deprived persons of our society. We want to thank all the employees for donating their free time, organizing creative initiatives and contributing to European Food Banks with economic donations, even the smallest. Doing good to others is doing good to oneself, a virtuous circle which improves and gives sense of our life." said Jacques Vandenschrik, President of FEBA.