OLD LYME, CT--Even with the rising cost of gasoline, food, and other necessities, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation (SEC) employees created a smart charity program entitled "SECares," allowing their fellow co-workers to continue supporting good causes. Sennheiser, a Germany-based manufacturer of high-quality microphone and headphone solutions, maintains U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme. This voluntary program provides an easy way for its approximately 130 employees to contribute any monetary amount, large or small, to two well-known charities throughout the year.
Starting in August, Sennheiser will offer contribution programs for St.
Jude's Children's Hospital and United Way. The program collects donations
via a payroll deduction, making it easier for employees to support valuable
causes without seeking out multiple organizations or writing several checks.
It also allows associates to amass a sizeable contribution at the end of the
year, no matter how much they give each pay period. Plus, employees'
donations will make an even greater impact as the company will match one
hundred percent of all contributions.
"Charity initiatives have always been important to our employees," John
Falcone, president and CEO, said. "I am pleased to see such generous spirit
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is no stranger to charitable actions. This
year, the company donated ten percent of the sales of each Sennheiser CX
300-Pink headphone directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. As a result,
Sennheiser contributed $15,000 toward a cure for breast cancer.
In addition to making donations as part of the SECares program, Sennheiser
employees will also raise funds this fall at the Light the Night Walk at
Harkness Park in Waterford. The walk, which will be held on September 24, is
celebrating its ten-year anniversary. Organizers hope to raise $630,000
toward leukemia and lymphoma research and family support.
The SECares charity initiative was spearheaded by the company's Employee
Activities Committee. Established in 2006, the committee is part of a core
group of employee-headed teams that can actually make a difference in the
workplace. Others include the Green Team, which evaluates and suggests new
methods of operating that reduce the company's carbon footprint, and the
Human Resources Committee, which assesses and recommends corporate policies.