Employees of the Mitsubishi Electric US companies regularly invest their time, talent and treasure in the communities in which they live and work. Each principal location in the U.S. maintains an employee volunteer philanthropy committee. These committees partner with nonprofit organizations in their community, providing cash contributions, product donations, volunteer time, and MEAF (Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation) Matching Grants. Together, the committees comprise the Mitsubishi Electric Organized Volunteer Efforts —M.O.V.E.
Since 1991, Mitsubishi Electric US employee volunteers have provided more than 40,000 hours of volunteer time to charities and schools in their communities.
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Examples of Mitsubishi Electric US employees on the M.O.V.E.
Each year, one outstanding US volunteer project is recognized by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation with the M.O.V.E. Award.
In 2012, the M.O.V.E. Award went to the solar installation project conducted by the ACTiVE committee and Green Team volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. in Cypress, California. Working with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization that works with volunteers to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners in California, Mitsubishi Electric US employee volunteers installed a 2.1kW solar electric system on the home of a family with a child with a disability. The system will help reduce the family's energy costs.
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More than 1,000 Mitsubishi Electric employee volunteers at company locations across the United States annually turn office hallways, warehouses and factory floors into miniature golf courses in an effort to help raise money for youth with disabilities. Money raised at the Mitsubishi Electric Hallway Golf Tournament is used to support schools and community organizations in their efforts to promote inclusive education. Students with disabilities play golf alongside company employees and executives, providing a fun activity for all, and raising awareness about disabilities.
A student from a local special education class and his teacher participate in Hallway Golf at Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. near Atlanta, Ga.
At Mitsubishi Electric US company locations, employee volunteers give their time and talents to provide vocational learning opportunities for youth with disabilities. This volunteer effort is part of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation's vision to empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives.
In 2007, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. in Vernon Hills, Illinois began hosting an annual Disability Mentoring Day for students with disabilities as part of a national Disability Mentoring Day program coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities. Since 2007, three other Mitsubishi Electric companies in the United States have begun hosting their own annual Disability Mentoring Day projects providing opportunities for students with disabilities to gain practical work experience. Some of these students have gone on to intern at the companies. One intern participating in the Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. annual summer internship program for students with disabilities in Cypress, California was subsequently hired by the company.
Other interns have gone on to other employment opportunities in the community.
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From planting trees, to cleaning up beaches, to helping kids with disabilities develop an appreciation for nature, Mitsubishi Electric US employee volunteers are making a difference in their communities.
Employee volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. in Vernon Hills, Illinois participate in an annual Global Youth Service Day and Make A Difference Day to prepare a camp for students with disabilities.
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. volunteers in Cypress, California clean up beaches and work with students at a local special needs school to plant a garden.
Each April, employee volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) work with the Pittsburgh Sakura Project and the Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh, to plant cherry trees in Pittsburgh's North Park. MEPPI employees also support the Woodlands Foundation—a camp for kids with chronic illnesses—by doing clean-up projects, and donating technology and HVAC equipment.
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