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Success Story: Global Youth Service Day

  • Mitsubishi Electric volunteers planting a large tree
  • Four Mitsubishi Electric Global Youth Service Day volunteers take a break from working to pose for a photo on a log bridge
  • Four Mitsubishi Electric Global Youth Service Day volunteers clean camp and push a wheelbarrow

Organization: Northwest Suburban Special Education Association
Grants: $89,360
Years: 1994-2013

Since 1994, VISION Committee employee volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. in Vernon Hills, IL have donated $89,360 (including MEAF Matching Grants) to support Sunrise Lake--a camp for youth with disabilities--managed by the Northwest Suburban Special Education Association. Each spring on Global Youth Service Day, and each fall on Make a Difference Day, VISION Committee volunteers visit Sunrise Lake to prepare and clean up the camp. To date, volunteers have contributed more than 1,300 hours to help youth with disabilities so they can learn more about environmental preservation and enjoy the outdoors.

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