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Solunus for the Society – We’re Now a Part of the 1% Pledge Movement

28 Jul

Solunus Inc. is glad to announce it has joined the 1% Pledge movement, a country-wide not-for-profit initiative, encouraging businesses to actively contribute to noble causes. The employees and the leadership team of one of the fastest-growing Salesforce partners in North America will now join hands with the movement and spend 1% of their time to support underprivileged sections of the communities they live in.

“At Solunus, we conduct various programs to help the community we live in,” said Sudhakar Pennam, founder and CEO of Solunus Inc. “We know our partnership with the 1% Pledge will enable us to serve our community better; we can understand its needs and meet them more effectively. The movement gives us one more opportunity to serve the society, and I’m very thankful for it.”

For years, Solunus Inc. has been actively engaged with various charitable institutions and non-governmental organizations to further the cause of the needy. For instance, the company arranges to serve food to more than 100 underprivileged visually-impaired kids at Nethra Vidyalaya, a not-for-profit residential school and care center, in Visakhapatnam, India on the birthdays of its employees. The company also helps the children with free homeopathic medicines and medical consultation services on alternate Sundays of every month. Likewise, its staff members serve over 4500 meals to poor kids at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in Dallas. The employees volunteer to prepare the nutritious meals for the less fortunate children. “Small acts of kindness can make a big impact. The satisfaction we get by helping these kids is immense – the smiles on their faces provide a truly gratifying experience. Community service activities are very dear to our CEO’s heart. We always receive excellent support from him for our volunteering activities, and this motivates us to do more for the society,” said an employee who has been participating in the program for the last 3 years.

1% Pledge is a national philanthropic initiative backed by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman. Nearly 1,000 organizations in more than 30 cities have already joined the initiative; the movement relies on strong collaboration and partnership of its members to create a better tomorrow. “As a company, we collaborate and partner with our customers to meet their needs,” said Mr. Pennam recently, while inaugurating a program sponsored by the company, at the Roanoke Community and Senior Center in the Dallas area. “The same values also guide us in our activities for the community.”

“Corporations can play an important role in helping the underserved, especially those in their twilight,” he added. “We’re fully aware no one company can fully resolve the problems of all poor senior citizens in the country. But, by working together, we can certainly make a difference.”

So, what are Solunus Inc.’s future plans for the community? “We’ll continue to work with our social partners and 501(c)(3) organizations and contribute our time for activities that help build a better society,” said Mr. Pennam. “We intend to launch more volunteer-led initiatives and focus on areas where we can make the maximum impact. We’ll share more details in the coming weeks, so keep track of our blog and networking channels.”

About Solunus:

Solunus, a North-American based Salesforce Partner, prepares businesses for their next-generation customers. Established in 2014, we simplify Salesforce for you to build more meaningful customer relationships. We partner for a win-win arrangement with a clear ROI that the client realizes by the end of the engagement. Our 350+ years of cumulative industry exposure and Salesforce experience underpin our position as the right Salesforce partner. We are a team of Salesforce Certified Professionals, CRM Architects, and certified Agile Scrum Masters with a passion for making a difference.


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