National Braille Press teams up with Voya Financial’s National Days of Service
(Boston, MA) – May 12, 2022 – National Braille Press (NBP) teamed up with Voya Financial in Windsor, Conn. on May 11, as part of Voya’s annual National Days of Services events. Voya employees volunteered by assembling books for blind children and those with and low-vision. They assembled hundreds of children’s books “Oh the Places You Will Go” and “Are You My Mother?”
This event was part of Voya’s annual National Days of Service, a companywide effort during which its employees give back to their local communities.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with the National Braille Press for one of our annual National Days of Service events,” said Theresa Tolkinen, IT manager and vice chair of Voya’s Volunteer Council. “For Voya employees, the unified contribution of time and energy for events like this have a significant impact on the communities where we live and work and we are happy to be supporting such a great organization with the NBP.”
Voya’s commitment to employee volunteerism goes beyond these events. Full-time employees are provided 40 hours of paid volunteer time each year. This year’s event with the National Braille Press comes after another volunteer project in April for National Braille Press when approximately 100 Voya team members performed a service project at a sales conference in Sea Island, GA where they assembled a braille children’s book and refrigerator magnets with quotes in braille.
“We are truly grateful for the work done by Voya Financial volunteers for its annual National Days of Service and its other service projects to help assemble our braille materials,” said Brian Mac Donald, President, National Braille Press. “Voya is an example of a company that values service and supports its employees to give back. We welcome other companies to work with us for their volunteer projects as well.”
For blind people, braille is an essential tool that aids in the process of becoming literate. National Braille Press is honored to work with corporate organizations to provide information on braille literacy and work with volunteers to help blind and low-vision individuals.
About National Braille Press
National Braille Press is a non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products. NBP creates products and programs to support braille literacy in the blind community and to provide access to information that empower blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community. For more information visit www.nbp.org
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) is a leading health, wealth and investment company that provides products, solutions and technologies that help Americans become well planned, well invested and well protected. Serving the needs of 14.3 million individual, workplace and institutional clients, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $4.2 billion in revenue in 2021 and $707 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2022. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is purpose-driven and is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has earned recognition as: one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute; a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index; and a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the Disability Equality Index. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.