Richardson-based Yahoo! Provides School Supplies to Hundreds of DFW Families in Need

08/27/2014
 
Yahoo! Richardson office employees and their families donated hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to area families in need on Aug. 23.
 
On Saturday, Aug. 23, employees from the Richardson, Texas office of Yahoo! made a measurable difference in the community by providing backpacks filled with school supplies to almost 400 Dallas/Fort Worth-area families in need. The “Back to School Event 2014,” hosted at the Yahoo! office Richardson, offered hundreds of families an opportunity to pick up critical supplies for their children as they prepare to return to school.
 
Through the project, part of the company’s “Yahoo! for Good” community service initiative, Yahoo! employees and their families collected and donated items such as backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. Dallas-area school districts and non-profit organizations who serve underprivileged families helped spread the word about the event.
 
 
Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka and Yahoo! Executive Assistant Vicki Been
“We salute Yahoo! and its employees for their steadfast commitment to serving the most vital needs of our community,” said Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka. “I know that our local school districts and service organizations, as well as the beneficiary families and schoolchildren, are also deeply appreciative of these efforts.
 
Yahoo!’s Richardson office houses 144 employees in Network Engineering and Operations, Global IT, Homepage & Verticals, Infrastructure Engineering, Data Center Operations, Global Operations, Sales, Advertising and Data Platforms and other miscellaneous departments. The Richardson campus supports 35 satellites for executing video streaming to all Yahoo! properties globally. 99.5% of all Yahoo! live video streaming is executed from this office.
 
“We feel it is our responsibility as employers to support the North Texas educational system and create new opportunities for our future workforce,” said Vicki Been, spokesperson for Yahoo! and coordinator of the event.
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