27 December 2004
Salesforce.com and the salesforce.com/foundation, a company that integrates philanthropy and business, completed a year of community service with a spirited holiday volunteer drive.
Salesforce.com employees have given more than 750 hours to community service activities in December, the equivalent of a full-time volunteer serving 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the entire month.
Salesforce.com employees worldwide have given a total of more than 8,500 volunteer hours to service projects worldwide in 2004. Salesforce.com encourages each of its employees to dedicate six paid days per year to community service programs of their own choice, including activities set up by the salesforce.com/foundation.
"The holiday season has brought an outpouring of volunteer energy and enthusiasm from salesforce.com employees around the world," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com, and chairman, salesforce.com/foundation. "The power and the passion of this effort by our dedicated employees have made a positive difference in thousands of lives this holiday season."
"Volunteer rates hover just under 10% for the typical corporate program," said Julia Love, the director of corporate services at The Volunteer Center. "Salesforce.com has more than tripled this through a strong corporate commitment and culture of community service excellence."