Day in the Community 2017
Cincinnati Bell employees spent the 2017 "Day in the Community" working with local nonprofit Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to clean and beautify the Avondale neighborhood. The thanks received by KCB and members of the Avondale community remind us why here at Cincinnati Bell we hold service as such high importance:
"Thank you so much for volunteering your time and working with KCB to help keep Cincinnati a beautiful place to live, work, and play!"
"Because of your hard work in Avondale, we were able to really make a HUGE difference for the whole neighborhood. A freshly painted fence and playground, cleaner streets, more organized school, new mural, and some beautiful landscaping all help to show the community we care . We can't thank you enough for helping us out! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and learned a little something while you were at it!
Your group is one of my favorite to work with. Seeing the passion you put to work for this day each year is truly inspiring. Thank you."
-Megan Beck, Volunteer Programs Manager
A note from the art teacher at South Avondale School:
"I want to truly express my sincere "Thanks" for a totally "AWESOME" event at South Avondale School. Please know that we appreciate all of the hours, hands, and hearts that touched our school and brought about beautification. Everything was so well planned and organized. Please send our sincere gratitude forward to Cincinnati Bell and all the many partners and volunteers."
Cincinnati Public Schools
More than 400 Cincinnati Bell employees celebrated Community Day 2017 by volunteering in Avondale.
Cincinnati Bell CEO Leigh Fox and United Way President Rob Reifsnyder kicked off the 2017 Cincinnati Bell Day in the Community event on Friday, September 29.
Over the course of two days these employees worked in conjunction with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the United Way concentrated in and around the Avondale neighborhood and included 17 separate beautification projects, such as painting and repairing fencing; landscaping; picking up trash; and recycling old school textbooks.
Cincinnati Bell teamed up with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for the fourth consecutive year to plan the event.
The cleanup sites were: South Avondale School, Reading Green Condominiums, and a Habitat for Community Build Site. Students from South Avondale School helped Cincinnati Bell employees with landscaping projects throughout Friday morning.
At the event kickoff, Leigh Fox announced Cincinnati Bell raised $1.25 million in the 2017 United Way campaign, which marks the second straight year Cincinnati Bell has raised at least $1 million – a first for the company.
The campaign generated approximately a 90 percent participation rate from employees.