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600 Helping Hands Give Back this Holiday Season

600 Helping Hands Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday spirit was in full effect at Applied Materials’ 17th annual Helping Hands Day this past Saturday morning.  Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter joined approximately 300 employees and their families (Santa hats and reindeer antlers optional) at Second Harvest of Santa Clara and San Mateo’s new Cypress Center where they continued Applied’s long-standing tradition of helping assemble and pack 6,000 boxes of food.
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Most Valuable Coordinator: Nancy Nielsen of Applied Materials

Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank. Anyone else stepping into the role of Food & Fund Drive Coordinator at Applied Materials would have found it daunting to inherit a drive that raised more than $850,000 for Second Harvest last year. Luckily, Nancy Nielsen is no stranger to corporate philanthropy. In addition to a wealth of experience from places like Harvard, the New York Times, and McKinsey & Co., her impressive resume includes seven years as the Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer. Last August, Applied Materials hired Nancy to manage community involvement activities for Global Community Affairs. Less than six months into her role at Applied, Nancy has already proven herself as one of the hardest working food & fund drive coordinators toiling on behalf of the nearly quarter of a million clients relying on Second Harvest for food every month.
Applied Materials Employees Pack 254,000 Meals For Families In Need

Applied Materials Employees Pack 254,000 Meals For Families In Need

Applied Materials has been conducting one of the largest corporate food drives for 27 years. This year marked the 15th anniversary of one of the Food Drive’s signature events – Helping Hands Day. Over the 15 years, more than 50,000 boxes of food have been delivered to local families in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The outcome of this past weekends activity is significant: 5,200 boxes containing 325,000 pounds of food that will provide 254,000 meals.
Applied Materials Employees Racing to Help End Hunger

Applied Materials Employees Racing to Help End Hunger

The third annual Applied Materials Solar Car Race is a friendly competition among employee teams assembling and racing miniature cars to raise money for local food bank at multiple sites across North America including Santa Clara, Calif., and Austin, Texas. The solar car race is one of many events taking place as part of Applied Materials’ North America Food Drive, where employees throughout the country join together to donate time, food and funds in order to make a difference in communities where they live and work.