The month of June is “Be Involved” month at Adobe. An opportunity for everyone, including University interns, to roll up their sleeves and serve our communities. Although community giving happens year round, Be Involved Month is a global effort across 17 Adobe sites where employees rally together to participate in more than 100 local volunteer events and community-building activities.
Adobe interns had the opportunity to either volunteer with their teams or volunteer with other fellow interns. Brenda C. chose to volunteer with her Employee Communications team. Brenda, an Employee Communications intern, volunteered at the Food Basket, which is a part of the Health Trust Organization. The goal of the organization is to make Silicon Valley the healthiest region in the United States. Brenda and her team distributed 17,000 pounds of food for the organization’s “Meals on Wheels” program, which provides home-delivered meal services to people in need.
“As an intern, it was a great way to get to know my colleagues away from their computers,” Brenda said. While Brenda’s back was a little soar the next day from lifting boxes, she feels it is important for every employee to give back to the community. In her opinion, even a little bit of time goes a long way.
While Brenda volunteered with her team, a group of fifteen interns from different departments in San Jose joined forces to support Blue Star Moms and Habitat for Humanity by building playhouses for military families. Joel B., a product manager for Digital Imaging, enjoyed decorating a playhouse for a little girl who said she liked Disney princesses and Batman. The team put their creative minds to work and gave her the best of both worlds in her playhouse. This made Joel realize that their service was benefiting real people and for him, it added a personal touch. Andrea W., a Platform Services Intern, relished the opportunity to volunteer. “The idea of Be Involved Month is fantastic,” Andrea said. “It’s refreshing to see a company encouraging all its employees to get involved in the community.”
Many interns enjoyed spending time together, getting to know other colleagues from different parts of the company, and most of all, contributing towards a worthwhile cause. Joel hopes interns will continue to be involved even without Adobe setting up these programs. “Everyone has to start somewhere and hopefully, Adobe’s Be Involved Month encourages employees to become more proactive in their own lives,” he said.
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