By: Wendy Stanton, Marketing Communications Manager
Ruckus Wireless is committed to giving back to the community. Team building and giving back to the community is at the heart of our organization. We are happy to announce that in 2015, Ruckus employees raised more than $12,000 for a local charity, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is a non-profit organization that uses highly trained canines to assist veterans, children and adults with disabilities.
Service dogs do more than help those with vision and hearing impairment. These specially trained dogs can help people with power or manual wheelchairs, have balance issues, those with various types of autism, in need of seizure alert or response, need to be alerted to other medical issues such as low blood sugar, or anyone with psychiatric disabilities. People rely on these precious dogs to help them with many daily tasks that we take for granted. The dogs really are “best friends” to the people they support.
We are pleased that our donation will help someone in need to live a better life. The donation allowed us to name one of the CCI puppies—a black Labrador retriever—and we decided on Ruckus! He is adorable and sure to put a smile on his new owner’s face. He came to visit us at the Ruckus Wireless headquarters in Sunnyvale where our employees had a chance to get to know him and pet him. Of course, this resulted in many wanting to take him home. CEO Selina Lo even spent some quality time with Ruckus.
So, as Helen Keller so eloquently put it, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Changing the lives of those in need, Ruckus (the dog AND the company) is making that happen.