Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy
5K & 10K Palisades Run to support pediatric hearing loss
On July 4, 2019, Exela’s #TeamSantaMonica came together for the Palisades Will Rogers™ 5K & 10K runs and ½-Mile Fun Run for Kids, an annual set of road races held in California’s Pacific Palisades. Besides having healthy fun, we raised funds and awareness for Children’s House, a non-profit organization located in Serbia that supports children with hearing loss. On August 28, we were then able to donate much needed medical equipment valued at $27,000 thanks to Exela matching employee donations dollar for dollar.
Relay for Life
Exela’s Kentucky employees raised $22,630 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in connection with the Rockcastle, Kentucky ACS Relay for Life on June 19, 2019. This amount reflects $12,630 raised by the Exela Rators plus $10,000 of matching funds from Exela. Every single one of Exela’s 639 full-time employees located in our Mount Vernon and London, Kentucky workplaces contributed to the effort, whether by directly soliciting donations, selling raffle tickets, walking the track, or simply cheering for those walking.
National Kidney Walk 2019
On June 1, 2019, #TeamExela from the Charlotte, North Carolina area came together as the Exelatech Kidney Kruisers to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation and support those affected by kidney disease by participating in the Charlotte Kidney Walk, for which Exela was a corporate sponsor. This local event is part of the National Kidney Walk program that benefits, whose mission is to improve and extend the lives of those affected by kidney disease. A total of $7,000 was raised through Exela’s efforts.
Blood Cancer Day 2019
This World Blood Cancer Day (28th May), Exela Technologies in partnership with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) aims at increasing awareness about Leukaemia and providing aid to the underprivileged children currently fighting blood cancer under CPAA’s care.
In honor of Earth Day 2019, Exela partnered with Bare Hands Agriculture, a not-for-profit that teaches underserved communities how to cultivate food by planting trees and building gardens. On May 19, 2019, after several weeks of fundraising, a team of Exela employees and affiliates came together with Barehands in Atlanta to create edible gardens in and for the Chosewood neighborhood. By the end of the day, the community had a new green space and a new understanding of sustainable eating, and Exela had raised nearly $4,000.
5K to Support the Boys & Girls Club
On May 22, 2019, Exela’s #TeamStamford made an impressive showing at the Boys & Girls Club Corporate 5k, an annual road race to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, a not-for-profit providing school activities and youth development services to the underprivileged youth of Stamford. The course took participants on a tour of downtown Stamford, starting and ending at Stamford's waterfront. Employees from the Exela's small but scrappy #TeamStamford raised nearly $685 but won an age-group First Place (Go, David!)