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Cisco’s Early In Career Group Gets WILD About Giving Back


August 11, 2016 - 4 Comments

Tiger YawningCisconians like to give back. It’s part of what makes working here so awesome. We just want to ROAR about how Cisco enables us to change the world with our new Time2Give benefit. Cisco gives us the encouragement and means to change our communities with time off in addition to our regular paid time off.

Recently a group of 43 Early in Career Network members in Raleigh (ECN-RTP) used their Time2Give to contribute 341 Cisco-matched hours and numerous donations for the Carolina Tiger Rescue, a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary located in Pittsboro, NC. (ECN is a Cisco organization that connects those early in their career across the business to develop relationships through social, professional, and philanthropic events).

More than 13,000 people visit Carolina Tiger Rescue each year, learning about the issues affecting wildcats through guided tours and field trips. Research projects at Carolina Tiger Rescue are assisting conservation efforts in the wild and providing valuable information to colleges around the country about the rainforest habitat and about species represented at the facility.

We began our volunteer event with an hour tour, where our guide took us on a half-mile walk outdoors to introduce us to their tigers, lions, bobcats, servals, ocelots, and more, all while explaining their rescue stories.

They were excited that we were there, because Carolina Tiger relies heavily on volunteers to help them maintain the facility and care for their resident animals.

Our volunteers spent the day clearing vines and brush in animal enclosures and completing other grounds-keeping activities throughout the compound.

Our Bigger Impact:Early in Career Group at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Cisco didn’t just give us time off to volunteer, they also matched our volunteer time. For each hour we volunteered, Cisco matched $10—so from our one day of Time2Give the Carolina Tiger Rescue will receive a $3,410 matching contribution.

This benefit is valued not only by those early in career, but by our entire #WeAreCisco family. Giving back is an integral part of our culture, and Time2Give makes it even easier for all employees to contribute their time and talent to make a difference in the community and around the world.

 

Bring your talents to Cisco and use them to give back, too! See open opportunities here.



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4 Comments

  1. Way to put the Grr in volunteer! Wait, that didn't make sense. Sounds like a fun place to give back and a great way to use your Time2Give!

  2. Great project, thanks for giving back!

  3. Super cool volunteer event, RTP ECN is awesome!!

  4. Awesome job Madison! Thank you so much for organizing this. It really was such a unique and fun way to give back!