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 AMD Volunteer Stories

 

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Every year, hundreds of AMD employees give their time and talents to help improve the neighborhoods where they live and work. Read below about the many ways AMDers around the world are focusing on their communities.

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins- MHDC Celebrates National Engineers Week by Volunteering at Five Schools

 
As part of National Engineers Week, AMD employees from Fort Collins presented the program "What is an Engineer" in 22 classrooms at five elementary schools in the Poudre School District. The students spent their day learning about the different segments of engineering and how they applied to everyday life. "It's so rewarding to see kids get genuinely excited about engineering at a young age," said Calvin Holic, design engineer. "I loved seeing their interest and curiosity piqued as they flooded us with questions about engineering."
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Austin

Austin Volunteers Knit Hats for Preemie Babies in Local Area NICUs

 
Over the course of three volunteer opportunities, AMD employees knitted over 90 hats for babies in Austin area NICUs. These hats help to provide warmth to very small babies who often are too young to regulate their body temperature without assistance. Led by a team from the March of Dimes, our employees not only gained a new skill, but also learned about the mission of the nonprofit and its presence in Central Texas.
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Austin Volunteers Plant over 1000 Saplings in Zilker Park

 
In February 2015, AMD employees from the Austin site worked with local nonprofit Treefolks, assisting with planting over 1200 saplings at a local park. Employees dug holes and planted vegetation to restore native tree diversity in a high traffic area of one of Austin’s most important green spaces. All in all, our volunteers gave over 40 hours of their time for this important program.
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Austin AMD Volunteers at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

 
Members of AMD’s legal division took time away from their busy workdays to volunteer as judges for the Austin Energy Regional Science festival.
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Boston

Boston Design Center Employees Help Make Mother’s Day Special for The Wish Project

 
AMD employees generously donated diapers, bottles, blankets and other needed items in support of new mothers who are making a new start after homelessness or domestic violence. “This was an incredibly successful drive and our employees donated some very nice items,” said Lisa Berthiaume. “It’s a great feeling to know our drive can help make a difference to new moms and their babies.”
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Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Site Leadership Volunteers at RAFT

 
The Sunnyvale Site Leadership spent an afternoon volunteering at the RAFT Sobrato Center, which has a mission of helping educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education. Volunteers helped and packaged them into RAFT hands-on learning activity kits.
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Cyberjaya

Cyberjaya Employees Fundraise for Nepal Earthquake Victims

 
To assist with the relief efforts for the Nepal Earthquake, Cyberjaya AMD employees organized a charity fundraising campaign. Employees offered food and refreshments for purchase, with proceeds going toward earthquake relief.
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Penang

AMD Penang Employees Assist at Home for Disabled Children

 
In conjunction with the Chinese New Year Festival, AMD Penang employees organized a visit to Shine Home Association to celebrate with the children living in the home during this special occasion. “Events like this help us to appreciate how privileged we are even though our lives might not be perfect. We have more than enough and, by sharing with the community, we will make a difference in their lives,” said Mei Ling Lee.
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AMD Penang Hosts Charity Car Wash

 
AMD employees from Penang volunteered their time to raise awareness about the AMD Rotary Dialysis Center by hosting an AMD Charity Car Wash.
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Singapore

Singapore- Employees Distribute Food to Those in Need

 
In support of the organization Food from the Heart, AMD volunteers unpacked, sorted and repackaged food into bundles, then distributed these packages to over 70 beneficiaries. “I felt a sense of fulfillment working with my colleagues delivering food to the homebound,” said a volunteer. “It was a very meaningful event and it was fun to help. I would do it again.”
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Singapore Employees Celebrate Chinese New Year with the THK Moral Home for Disabled Adults

 
AMD Singapore employees organized a volunteer opportunity to share the festive occasion of Chinese New Year with those in need at the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Home for Disabled Adults. Volunteers and the staff of THK jointly sang, danced, and played games with home residents. As a volunteer noted, “The joy and excitement that we could see on the faces of the residents at THK made this event easy and rewarding!”
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Suzhou

Suzhou employees volunteer for Chi Heng Foundation AIDS Orphans Project

 
AMD Suzhou employees spent time tutoring students who are part of the Chi Heng Foundation AIDS Orphans Project. Sixteen volunteers worked with eight different classrooms to provide much needed tutoring and mentoring to students who are dealing with the loss or the care of a parent living with HIV/AIDS.
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Suzhou Employees Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Gao Bang Community

 
Suzhou employees visited the Gao Bang Community to spread New Year wishes and deliver funds to 18 students the team supports. “After talking with the families and students, we are determined to continue to devote our strength, resources, and our resolve to this charity,” said a volunteer.
 

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