At Google Fiber, we are all about helping people connect -- to superfast Internet and to the possibilities it presents. In each market, we work to make that connection local and personal, and to and give our Googlers opportunities to give back to their communities. So we were very excited to take part in Giving Week from November 27 through December 1, in conjunction with other Alphabet businesses and spearheaded by Google.org, to benefit nonprofits across the country.
Giving Week is dedicated to raising not only dollars for deserving nonprofits across the country but also awareness for the important work they do and communities that they serve. Over the course of the week, teams across all Google Fiber offices worked together to raise $180,000 to support 20 organizations across 11 cities, including a company match through Google’s gift match program.
The 20 selected nonprofits cover a wide range of issues, including digital inclusion, food security, youth support, health/research, and education. Some organizations are national, while others are locally focused. For each city, Fiber Community Impact Managers helped identify the nonprofits best suited to benefit from this program. In most cases, Google Fiber team members are personally connected to these organizations and invest their time in volunteering and/or serving on board of directors to further their missions.
Tis the time of year to celebrate the incredible work and impact the nonprofit community has in each of our Google Fiber cities. We’re honored to be able to reflect and contribute to their efforts. We hope you’ll consider joining us, either by giving to one of our partner organizations (listed below) or by finding your own way to give to your community.
Happy Holidays and may your giving bringing you joy.
Posted by Jacob Brace, Danny Cleveland, and Clark Johnston -- the Access Giving Week Team