Hundreds of Harris Corporation employees are volunteering their time to help the homeless, part of the company's corporate social responsibility efforts.
They spent part of their Wednesday preparing five thousand personal hygiene kits to be distributed to four direct service providers: the Veterans Outreach Center, Center for Youth Services, the Salvation Army of Greater Rochester and Willow Domestic Violence Center.
Those organizations will distribute the kits to those in need.
The program is run in conjunction with the United Way, and Harris Director of Community Affairs, Chris Sizemore, says programs like this are part of the Harris Employees Actively Responding Together, or HEART program.
"Our way that employees can get involved in the community, give back to their community, and serve through a volunteer role. It's part of a much larger strategy that we really want to be a good corporate citizen in the back yards where we work and live," Sizemore said.
The company says the kits with personal supplies may help homeless individuals gain a greater sense of self, and a brighter outlook on life.