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AVI-SPL Employees Give Back This Holiday Season

One of our major focuses for 2012 has been giving back in the communities where we live and work. In keeping with that theme, our team members are volunteering their time this holiday season to give back to the less fortunate.

Just before Thanksgiving, more than 40 Tampa-based employees volunteered for half-day shifts in the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent. Teams stocked shelves with canned food and dry goods, and helped local needy families choose which items they’d like for their Thanksgiving meal. Celebrating its 40th year, Metropolitan Ministries provided holiday meals for more than 2,200 families in November alone.

Our Houston team will be volunteering at the Houston Food Bank phone center in early December. Phone volunteers register clients by phone to receive holiday food boxes from the food bank. According to the website, tens of thousands of people in the greater Houston area receive access the food they need over the holidays through these volunteer efforts.

Employees across the country are also hosting food, clothing and toy drives for their local charities. Stay tuned to read more about these drives.

View photos of our holiday volunteerism on Facebook

AVI-SPL Employees Give Back During AV Week 2012

Our theme for this year’s AV Week celebration was giving back to the communities where we live and work. In the spirit of giving, we challenged our team members to collect donations for a local charity. We had more than 20 teams participate in the drive.

"AV Week" AVI-SPL Charity Donation DriveOur employees donated food, cleaning supplies, gifts and more to local food banks, animal shelters and other charities. Check out our Facebook page to see photos of some of the donations: AV Week Charity Donation Drive on Facebook

In partnership with the donation drive, we also hosted a technology contest for non-profit organizations. Charities across the U.S. entered for a chance to win a 32″ display and a Cisco Flip Video camera. Check out the blog post to see the winners!

Charities supported include:

Thanks so much to everyone who helped support those in need this AV Week!

Yes, We CANstruction

Chicago — What do you get when you bring professionals from the design and construction industry together with thousands of cans and a good cause?

The most unique food charity event in the world – CANstruction.

CANstruction held its sixth annual design competition where contestants built giant, intricate structures out of canned food that were all donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. AVI-SPL’s Chicago office took part in this worthy cause helping the organization to raise more than 94,436 cans!

The AVI-SPL/Harley Ellis Deveraux team built a giant grocery bag out of 3,152 canned foods. Our Hole Foods-themed bag was “torn” with food spilling out the side.

AVI-SPL’s contribution to the cause went beyond creating an exhibit. Besides the team’s $3,800 fundraised donation, our Chicago office developed the technology that CANstruction used to capture the votes for the crowd favorite. This AMX MXT-1900-PAN touch panel allowed visitors to view images, uncover details about each display and submit their names and email addresses to vote for their favorite.

Check out this video to see the touch panel in action!

Once all the votes were cast, CANstruction hosted the A-can-emy Awards Gala to recognize the year’s most creative structures. AVI-SPL’s sculpture was acknowledged by the event’s biggest sponsor, taking home the Whole Foods Market Chicago Award.

Congratulations Team AVI-SPL! We’re so proud of everyone’s hard work for this wonderful cause!