At Canon Virginia, we believe in Kyosei, the idea “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future.” Everything we do honors this belief. Our business is tied tightly to fostering a sustainable environment, creating educational opportunities, and helping solve urgent social issues. The programs listed below are examples of how Canon Virginia engages our employees to actively participate in their local community. Our employees are involved in blood drives, charitable walks, education initiatives, food and clothing drives. During the holiday season toys are collected for disadvantaged children in our community. Canon Virginia is proud to be a committed partner in the Hampton Roads community by participating and contributing to these local philanthropic and non-profit organizations.
Local Community Partnerships
In August and September, CVI hosted a "Stuff the Van" donation drive for the Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula. Members collected items such as sporting equipment, board games, video games, books, movies, and school supplies. The van made a stop at each of Canon Virginia's 5 locations. The two week event was kicked off with an energetic performance by some of the Boys & Girls Club children. The show included the song "Lean on Me" sung by the girls of the York County Club and a step performance by The Dynamic Steppers from the Citizens Club on Shell Road in Hampton. The performance did a fantastic job drumming up excitement and energy for the donation drive.
Canon U.S.A., Canon Virginia, and Christopher Newport University established the Canon Leadership Scholars Program to reward outstanding students and nurture an appreciation for the art of leadership and the importance of citizenship. Each year, 25 students are selected to receive this scholarship award.
This year marked the first time the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk visited the Virginia Peninsula. On October 27th, over 900 people from the Hampton Roads community participated in the 3 mile walk. Overall, the walk raised over $100,000 for breast cancer awareness. Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness and raise money to help the American Cancer Society. Money raised will help with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them
Canon Virginia organized a team of 59 walkers including family and friends. Together the team raised over $1,600 for the cause. Canon Virginia was proud to be a corporate sponsor for the event.