More than 150 Harris Corp. employees recently assembled 5,000 hygiene kits to assist those in need throughout the Rochester community.
Harris donated the hygiene kits — which contain items such as hand sanitizers, mini first aid kits, deodorant, soap, laundry detergent and a toothbrush — to Baden Street Settlement, Charles Settlement House, Community Place and Veterans Outreach Center.
The event was part of Harris’ service initiative, Harris Employees Actively Responding Together, and kicked off the company’s 2018 United Way of Greater Rochester campaign. More than 3,000 employees annually participate in the company’s United Way campaign.
This year, United Way of Greater Rochester celebrates its 100th anniversary of connecting the resources of thousands of people and organizations to make a difference for local people in need.
“We congratulate the United Way on 100 years of service to our Rochester community,” said Adam Histed, vice president of human resources at Harris Communications Systems. “We are proud to support such a wonderful organization, which does so much for the community where we live and work.”
Rochester is home to two Harris business segments, Communication Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems, with 11 locations and more than 3,600 employees.