Through its new Charity of Choice program, Micron and the Micron Technology Foundation are empowering employees at major company sites to select the charities that matter most to them. These charities will receive both monetary support and focused volunteer support for a full year. Idaho-based Micron team members have selected The Idaho Foodbank as their 2014 “Charity of Choice,” which included a $20,000 monetary donation.
Since Micron Technology, Inc.’s inception in Boise, its team members have positively impacted the community by volunteering time, energy, and resources.
The selection of The Idaho Foodbank was formally announced at a volunteer appreciation event held on the Micron campus on Wednesday. Five Micron volunteers also received $500 apiece for awarding to their preferred charity or school, providing an additional $2,500 in monetary support for locally-based organizations.
“Our team members are tireless advocates for the communities where we work and live, and contribute in a variety of ways,” said Dee Mooney, executive director of the Micron Foundation. “Because they recognize and regularly volunteer their time with deserving local organizations, we felt they should help determine who we partner with at a higher level in each community. Selecting the Idaho Foodbank enables us to extend our long-standing relationship with a great organization, one that makes a tremendous impact throughout Idaho.”
“The Idaho Foodbank is very pleased to have been selected as the Charity of Choice for 2014 by Micron’s Boise team,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. “This designation, in addition to the $20,000 donation, are just the latest indications of Micron’s enduring commitment to our mission. Together, we are making a difference for Idaho children, working families, and seniors who struggle against hunger every day. “