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Other Initiatives

AFL has a corporate culture of giving back. In fact, Community Engagement is one of AFL’s core values. Additional community outreach initiatives include:
 

Volunteers Choose

Volunteers Choose is a program which recognizes the volunteer efforts of AFL associates who participated in volunteer programs during the previous year. Volunteers vote for a nonprofit organization in their area to receive this annual gift. This year, we are proud to recognize the following organizations:
 

Champions for a Cause

AFL associates responded to a survey that inquired into which cause they would like AFL to rally behind. The answer was resounding – cancer initiatives. AFL is responding to this request with sponsorships and participation in local charity events.

Naruse Academic Scholarship

Each year, AFL awards a 4-year scholarship to the son or daughter of a U.S.-based AFL associate entering a college or university. The scholarship was named in memory of Toshihide Naruse, Managing Director of Fujikura, AFL’s parent company. Mr. Naruse’s contributions to AFL were significant, and because of his personal interest in higher education, we are proud to honor his memory with this scholarship.


Disaster Relief

Our associates understand the need to reach out and help our communities. From hurricanes to earthquakes to tsunamis, AFL’s Community Outreach Program has matched the donations of associates when disaster strikes. AFL has reached out after these most recent disasters:
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Haitian Earthquake
  • Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami (American Red Cross)

 

Sponsorships

AFL invests in events year round with sponsorships that support non-profit organizations and local chambers of commerce as well as requests from our associates.
 
AFL associates are eager to give back! It shows in their commitment to provide items for the community and their willingness to volunteer time on a Saturday morning. Other projects AFL has been involved with include food drives to support local pantries, a holiday sharing tree that encourages purchasing gifts for children and a school drive to provide supplies at the beginning of each new school year.
 

Where there’s a need, there’s an imagination!