Giving Back in New Jersey

There's so much more to Verizon than data, broadband and wireless technologies. Our investment in the community reflects our commitment to progress in education, literacy and the spirit of volunteerism. And our foundation makes a positive difference by supporting and investing in the people and organizations striving to improve the quality of life in our communities - where our customers and employees live and work.

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Featured Grants and Events

 

Verizon was honored with the Corporate Hero Award at the Celebrate Red! gala at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park on April 3rdCorporate Hero Award

Verizon was honored with the Corporate Hero Award at the Red Cross' Celebrate Red! gala at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park on April 3rd.

Verizon has been a steadfast supporter of Red Cross disaster relief efforts and has worked with the Red Cross   to create a dynamic partnership extending beyond their incredible financial support. Following disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, Verizon has stepped forward with communications equipment and resources to aid response efforts and to benefit the community at large. Verizon is also committed to assisting the Red Cross raise awareness about emergency preparedness. Last summer, Verizon FiOS1 News worked together with the Red Cross during   Verizon’s Make Safety #1   campaign. In September, Verizon joined Red Cross, FEMA and fellow honoree Jersey City Department of Public Safety for annual National Preparedness Month events.

Pictured, left to right, Regional CEO Mathieu Nelessen, Paul Sullivan of Verizon, Red Cross of Northern New Jersey Community Chapter Executive Jocelyn Gillman and Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads Community Chapter Executive Christy Hodde. 

 
 

 

Verizon's legal team helps Mobile Meals in NewarkVerizon's legal team helps Mobile Meals in Newark

On a brisk February morning, nine volunteers - Anita Singh, Maureen Bednarski, Laura Shine, Megan Campbell, Arlene Shaw, Melissa Manzanares, Danny Julian, Jean Glennon, and Celeste Como - donned their winter attire and participated in an outdoor mobile food pantry near the Pediatrics Ward of Beth Israel Hospital in downtown Newark. Jersey Cares and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey sponsored the event.

 

 

Verizon is proud to help the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey support our troops!

Volunteer Spotlight: "Adopt a Unit"

 On Saturday, December 7, more than 45 Verizon volunteers gathered in our offices in Livingston, NJ, and hosted employees from Realogy and United Water, students from Montclair High School and the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey Board members and their families to support their annual "Adopt a Unit" campaign. They packed donated items into Holiday Comforts of Home packages that will go to the men and women in the military serving overseas. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated!

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Internal Audit employees assembled 36,000 meals destined for underserved communities in Zambia
 

Internal Audit employees assembled 36,000 meals destined for underserved communities in Zambia

Employees from Verizon's Internal Audit group, in partnership with Stop Hunger Now, conducted a team-building activity during their annual training June 24 in Morristown, N.J., that resulted in 36,000 meals being assembled for underserved communities in Zambia. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated! [ Learn more ]

 

Seaside Heights Elementary School to Benefit From Verizon, ‘Jersey Cares’ Volunteer Project
 

Seaside Heights Elementary School Benefits From Verizon, "Jersey Cares" Volunteer Project

The restoration of the Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School got a boost on Thursday March 28, when more than 160 employees from the Verizon Leadership Development Program, along with senior leaders from Verizon, participated in a day of volunteer work at the school, organized by Jersey Cares. [ Learn more ]

 

 
 

 

Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in sustainability, education, and healthcare. Through the support of our employees and our resources, we help address the needs of communities around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.verizonfoundation.org.