AOL CELEBRATES ITS 28TH BIRTHDAY WITH ITS FOURTH MONSTER HELP DAY
May 15, 2013
Over 2000 AOL Employees Supporting 54 Volunteer Projects Across 21 Offices Worldwide
New York (May 16, 2013) – Today, AOL sets out on its fourth Monster Help Day - whereby over 2000 employees take part in the global community service day, a tradition which was started in honor of AOL's 25th birthday (now celebrating 28th birthday). The initiative enables employees to step away from their busy working lives to give something back to the communities in which they live and work. AOL employees will engage in a variety of service activities including Hurricane Sandy Disaster response cleanup and reading to elementary school children in underserved schools to promote early literacy that will total roughly 10,000 hours of community service.
"One of our core values at AOL is that we are in the business of helping people, period. Though AOL employees demonstrate that value each and every day, they take it one step further on Monster Help Day," said Joey Blumenfeld, Director of Cause Marketing and Community Relations at AOL. "This year marks the fourth annual Monster Help Day, which is a global community service day where AOLers around the world come together as a company to use their time, energy and resources to help strengthen local communities. It's a win-win where we give back to local charities and in turn, these local charities give back by providing us with a truly rewarding and meaningful experience."
The charities are in the communities in which our offices are located, as well as near and dear to our employees' hearts. Visit aol.it/monsterhelp2013 to learn more about AOL's Monster Help Day and the charities we are working with.
Established in 2010 to celebrate AOL's 25th birthday, Monster Help Day was inspired by a group of AOL employees looking for a way to celebrate the company's history. The annual event underscores AOL's core mission of serving people in their communities. Monster Help Day has become an international day of service for all of AOL. By incorporating two of AOL's values to act with integrity and take fun seriously, employees work as a team to make a difference for those in need. From Dublin to Dulles, AOL employees take the day off from work and focus on making a direct and impactful difference in the communities where they live.
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