A day full of giving.

By: Raquel Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

A few ways you can make a difference and spread some holiday cheer.

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On today’s edition of Up to Speed hosts Raquel Wilson, Jennifer Marin and Erin Kristoff shared some ways you can give back on “Giving Tuesday”.

In the United States, “Giving Tuesday” is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It’s a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world

At Verizon, one of the biggest ways you can give back is by donating to our V to V fund. The VtoV Employee Relief Fund is a charity that provides aid for Verizon employees displaced from their homes due to a natural disasters - such as fire, flood, severe weather - or domestic violence. Since its inception in 2013, VtoV has provided over $4.7 Million in grants to more than 4,500 Verizon employees around the world. The grants are used toward food, clothing, shelter and other necessities during life-changing disasters. Donations make a huge impact on our V Teamers in need, so please consider making a contribution if you can, you can click here to donate and learn more. Your donations even qualify for company matching!

Another great way to give back is by seizing the hour together and volunteering your time. Remember team, as part of Citizen Verizon which builds on our companies long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility – we’re asking V Teamers to help us reach our goal of volunteering 2.5 million hours by 2025.

Here are some ways to give the gift of your time:

As you can see, there’s so many ways to give back. And if you decide to give, maybe you’ll inspire others to do the same! How will you give back during this Giving Tuesday?

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About the author:

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow who now enjoys keeping the V Team up to date on all things Verizon as a host of Up To Speed. You can always rely on her to have a good book recommendation and a latte she probably paid way too much for.

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