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Brightpoint, Comcast employees ramp up volunteer efforts

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Indianapolis-based Brightpoint decided to couple its corporate “green” mission, called the “Bright Green Charter,” with volunteer work that commemorates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Employees fanned out across Marion and Hendricks counties the week of April 17, donating more than 400 hours to seven organizations. Brightpoint volunteers will be at the Indiana Earth Day Festival in White River State Park April 24 to tell people about the importance of recycling cell phones, and they’ll assist with the electronics recycling drive at the Indianapolis Zoo. Brightpoint provides assembly and logistics for wireless-device companies.

“For Brightpoint, understanding and managing our impact on the environment is critical; our customers and supporters demand proactive, responsible environmental stewardship,” J. Mark Howell, president of Brightpoint Americas, said in a prepared statement. “Our Earth Day efforts demonstrate Brightpoint’s genuine commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Comcast’s national day of service, “Comcast Cares Day,” was expected to bring out 1,000 volunteers in Indiana April 24. Employees and their families and friends donated time at charities in Hammond, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Kokomo and Bloomington. In Indianapolis, Comcast volunteers were to landscape and paint Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana’s facility and pack boxes of food for the elderly. During the prior week, volunteers at Comcast’s Indiana headquarters in Fishers held a blood drive and filled backpacks with school supplies for United Way of Central Indiana.

The national Comcast Foundation agreed to match the volunteer effort with grants to local organizations on behalf of employees.

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