Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy
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!)
On Thanksgiving Day of 2018, Exela employees in Irving, Texas and Santa Monica, California participated in the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot and the Palisades Funding Annual Turkey Trot, respectively. Each was an opportunity for #TeamExela to do something for themselves and for the greater good. In both cases, funds were raised for SOFOSH, which provides medical care and rehabilitation to orphaned and underprivileged children in India. Exela employees raised a collective $7,200, which Exela matched for a total donation to SOFOSH of $14,400.