QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite Telecommunications, a $1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announces support for A Bed for Every Child, a Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless program that works with public schools, as well as other community organizations, to provide free new twin beds for children in need throughout Massachusetts.
A Bed for Every Child is one of several charitable organizations that the company is spotlighting on a new website created to raise awareness for philanthropic initiatives supported by Granite Gives Back, an internal organization created and staffed by Granite teammates.
“We couldn’t think of a more fitting organization to partner with than A Bed for Every Child,” said Kimberly Meyer, head of Granite Gives Back at Granite. “The opportunity to work in teams to give the gift of rest to a child is incredibly rewarding and it embodies everything that Granite Gives Back stands for.”
Through the Build a Bed program, more than 60 Granite volunteers have been building, sanding and painting 35 twin beds for children in need. The company also is donating books, pillows and blankets as well as $250 per bed.
“Our new website was launched to showcase impactful community charities like A Bed for Every Child,” said Lauren Grenier, Granite Gives Back volunteer and Director of Marketing for Granite. “The website includes videos and photo galleries to raise awareness for these causes, as well as information for employees, colleagues, customers and friends to find out about philanthropic organizations and activities they can support.”
In addition, visitors can donate to support Granite Gives Back’s future initiatives.
Philanthropy and giving back to the community are integral to Granite’s culture. Granite Gives Back has donated money, time and materials, raising more than $210 million for charities over the years.
Since its inception, Granite has cultivated a culture of giving in many ways, including by generously supporting charitable causes to positively impact the communities in which team members work and live. In addition to A Bed for Every Child, the company and its employees also recently supported the Boston Pride Parade and Virginia’s DRIVE SMART events for high school students. This year, Granite’s annual charity event, “Saving by Shaving”, raised $6.5 million for Boston Children’s Hospital.
Granite employees also choose a 501c3 accredited charity each week for “Jeans Day Donations.” For just a $3 donation, employees have the option of wearing jeans on Fridays. Granite then matches all money raised and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the charity.
About Granite Telecommunications
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.4 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long-distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS), and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,100 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.