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Cartus Honored by United Way of Western Connecticut for Corporate Volunteerism
Monday, March 24, 2014
Cartus Honored by United Way of Western Connecticut for Corporate Volunteerism09:15 EDT Monday, March 24, 2014
DANBURY, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, was honored by United Way of Western Connecticut with its "Corporate Volunteer Award" at United Way's Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner held March 21 at The Matrix corporate center in Danbury. The award honors Cartus employees who annually dedicate thousands of hours to volunteer outreach efforts?locally and around the world.
"Our employees are always in the forefront when it comes to giving back to the communities where they live and work," said Kevin J. Kelleher, Cartus president and CEO. "I'm very proud to say that their generosity knows no bounds where charitable endeavors are concerned."
With the leadership of Cartus employees Jeff Buckley and Donna LaForte, who headed the United Way campaign at Cartus headquarters in Danbury for the past eight years, more than $1.5 million has been raised for the needful in local communities.
Among the company's most successful annual fundraising events is the Walk 'n' Roll, in which employees walk circuits around the Cartus property with breaks in between to browse various booth sales. Last year, this multi-part event raised $40,000 in the course of a few hours.
Other annual volunteer efforts include Mustaches for Money, Breakfast with Santa, the King of the Hill race, Volunteer Fair, and collection drives for school supplies, food, toys, clothing, etc.
Under the leadership of Maryellen Canuel, Danbury-based employees have participated for more than 10 years in United Way's annual "Day of Action"; last summer saw 92 employees painting, pruning, and sprucing up parks and other public venues in the western part of the state.
Cartus employees in the company's 20 worldwide offices also volunteered in numerous ways in 2013, as they have for decades. Minneapolis staff collected food and clothing for their city's homeless population; a team in the Singapore office collected 150 bags of clothing for typhoon victims in Mindanao; Chicago staff walked in aid of a cure for MS; and in the UK office, an employee took her first skydive to raise funds for her local ambulance service, while two colleagues made and sold Easter candy to support the search for a cure for motor neurone disease.
Also honored at The Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner were GE Capital, with a "Corporate Philanthropy Award"; The Rotary Club of Newtown, with a "Community Partner Award"; and Larry Neary of Bridgewater, CT, with an "Individual Volunteer Award."
Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. Cartus serves 50 percent of the Fortune 50. We provide service in more than 150 countries, applying our more than half century of experience to help our clients with their mobility, outsourcing, consulting, and language and intercultural training needs. Cartus is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com; read our blog at www.cartusblog.com; or click www.realogy.com for more information.
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT
United Way of Western Connecticut advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to be a part of the change. For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.
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