Convergint invests $350,000 for Social Responsibility Day
CHICAGO--More than 650 Convergint Technologies colleagues in 21 markets across North America volunteered a dayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work on June 20 to help address local community needs as part of the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual Social Responsibility Day. Convergint executives estimate they invested more than $350,000 in labor and material costs across all 21 markets.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Convergint was founded on a set of core values and beliefs that guide our culture,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Greg Lernihan, president and co-founder of Convergint, in a statement. Ã¢â‚¬Å“One of these values, Ã¢â‚¬ËœWe believe in balanced lives: family, business, community,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ means that we are committed to creating a positive work and family environment and are dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work.Ã¢â‚¬Â
This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s activities included installing security video systems, testing fire alarm and life safety systems and numerous other projects. In Chicago, ConvergintÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s headquarters, some 55 colleagues will volunteer at the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Since its founding in 1887, the Mercy Home has provided shelter to more than 22,000 children. Projects include painting the indoor soccer field, landscaping and detailing the homeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vehicles.