Vonage Adopts Atlanta Children’s Shelter with an All Hands on Deck Approach

Vonage and Atlanta Children's Shelter at TechBridge's Adopt-a-Nonprofit Kick Off MeetingMany hands make light work.

Vonage took this proverb to heart when they rallied the entire company to join in for some fun- and fund-raising to support their adoption of the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) through TechBridge’s Adopt-a-Nonprofit program.

Photo Caption: Farrah McGuffie (R), Director of HR at Vonage with  Alison Morgan (L), Social Services Director at The Atlanta Children’s Shelter.

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter assists homeless families with young children who are striving to become self-sufficient. The ACS currently gathers large volumes of data to track the progress of the families they serve manually. Vonage’s adoption of the shelter is to support the consolidation of their data into a flexible, cloud database built on the Salesforce platform.

Vonage came up with a uniquely creative campaign to get everyone in the company involved in making the adoption happen for ACS. They organized a week-long, company-wide fundraiser including tons of food, engaging games like a duck pond raffle, exciting festivities including an office bake sale, and some super team building competitions for their employees and partners. Read their guest post on TechBridge’s blog here, detailing their inventive fundraiser.

“We are privileged to work with TechBridge to adopt the Atlanta Children’s Shelter,” said Teri McEvily, Vonage Business General Manager, Atlanta. “All of our Atlanta employees rallied together to raise funds for this great organization. We are excited to see how our adoption will help make the ACS’ job easier, so they can help even more people in our community.”

We are excited to see how our adoption will help make the Atlanta Children’s Shelter’s job easier, so they can help even more people in our community.

Thanks to Vonage’s unique approach the ACS will soon be able to easily track the progress of program goals and simplify a cumbersome and time-consuming reporting process. The lessening of their manual processes will translate into more time dedicated to serving more homeless families with children than ever before.



About Vonage
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers. The Company provides a robust suite of feature-rich business and residential communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use across multiple devices designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. Vonage’s portfolio of business products covers the full spectrum of business communications needs, serving single-person companies to those with thousands of employees spread over multiple locations. Vonage provides bring-your-own-broadband (BYOB) cloud products and those that offer carrier-grade reliability and Quality of Service (QoS) across BYOB options and the Company’s private, national MPLS IP network, as well as integration with industry-leading CRM and business workflow applications. For more information, visit www.vonage.com


About TechBridge
Founded in 2000, TechBridge is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits with the tools, resources and relationships they need to apply business strategies and technology to alleviate poverty. This is made possible by support from the TechBridge network of corporations, individuals and foundations. The TechBridge Adopt-a-Nonprofit® and technology award programs provide nonprofits with funding vehicles for their technology needs while TechBridge’s fundraising efforts, including the Digital Event Series, unite the technology community to celebrate the impact IT can have in strengthening our community.


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