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SWINDON, United Kingdom, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), an industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, today held the first of two Day of Service events planned for 2019. The annual employee volunteer day began in 2018 following the creation of the Sensata Technologies Foundation which was established to help support the communities where Sensata operates.
Sensata employees across the Company’s U.S. locations in Attleboro, MA, Bloomington, MN, Thousand Oaks, CA, Vista, CA, Carpinteria, CA and Everett, WA took part in volunteer activities including clothing drives, meal packing for food pantries, hosting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) events with local schools, beach and nature trail clean ups, service projects for childrens’ programs and camps, and assembling beds and bedding care packages for children in need. Employees selected service events based on what matters most to them.
Nationwide, over 450 employees participated in more than 35 different projects. In the Attleboro, MA area, employees assembled 95 beds and bedding care packages for children and families. Employees also donated clothing to Dress for Sucesss, held two STEAM events for underprivileged youth in Taunton, MA and helped build an outdoor classroom at Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford, MA. In Thousand Oaks, CA, employees helped pack 15,000 meals for food pantries, and in Bloomington, MN, employees built a community garden and packed 500 breakfast bags for children for the non-profit Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP). They also assembled 200+ STEM kits in for the non-profit Works Museum.
“Sensata strives to be a neighbor of choice and through the Sensata Foundation we are able to provide financial grants to qualifying charitable entities and meaningful service opportunities for our team,” said Martha Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer. “The Sensata Foundation supports organizations aligned with our core initiatives, and focuses on empowering the next generation of engineers and supporting the communities where we live and work. Through our two Day of Service events this year, we hope to make an even greater impact.”
Sensata’s second Day of Service for 2019 is currently scheduled for October.
About the Sensata Technologies Foundation
The Sensata Technologies Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting communities where Sensata has operations and fostering a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and all that they can make possible in the 21st century. The Foundation will achieve these objectives by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation through financial support and employee volunteerism. For more information, please visit the Sensata Foundation’s website at www.sensatafoundation.org.
About Sensata Technologies
Sensata Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in 11 countries. Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit Sensata’s website at www.sensata.com.