Lam Research Employees Volunteer a Record-Breaking Number of Hours for Deliver Joy
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Jan 20, 2023
  • Nearly 2,000 employees participated in Deliver Joy programs, supporting 1,300 organizations
  • More than 10,640 volunteer hours were logged by our employees

Deliver Joy is a global social impact campaign in December and November to inspire employees to give back to the communities where we live, work, and play. Through the creativity and generosity of our employees, the campaign has continued to grow in volunteer participation and time, marking the greatest year-over-year increase in our program’s history.

By the numbers:

  • 10,648 volunteer hours
  • 1,939 unique campaign participants
  • $1.3 million total donations*
  • 1,346 organizations supported

“These results show how Lam employees, more than ever, live our company’s purpose and Core Values,” says Jenny Braunlin, manager of Volunteerism and Employee Giving. “I am proud of all our employees who volunteered their time during Deliver Joy. Their activism during this campaign and throughout the year helped us exceed our 2022 volunteer hour goal.”

From packing food at our local food banks to writing cards for isolated seniors, our calendars were filled with events across our global offices. Here are some stories that inspired us.

Seven employees gather around a table to build STEM education kits.


In the US, Jessica Kyzer, Environmental, Health & Safety engineer, organized four volunteer events for employees in our offices in Tualatin, OR. During one event, she brought together 20 employees to create STEM education kits to encourage students to explore the sciences – sustainably. These kits would allow students to build a solar-powered cell phone or device charger. “I was extremely thrilled that several engineers came out to build these kits,” says Jessica. “They even brought their own supplies like electrical tape and wire cutters.”

Volunteering comes naturally to Jessica, who’s been giving back to her community since high school. “I want to inspire others through these opportunities,” she says.

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In Taiwan, employees recorded children’s stories in English for Waker, a local nonprofit focused on improving children’s education. Amanda Tsai, field service engineer, says “it was meaningful to contribute to children’s English learning in Taiwan. Deliver Joy reminds us that we could always deliver a bit of joy to other people. It’s really nice to put down our tasks for a while, and simply care about others during this time.”

A pile for presents on the ground.

Since 2018, Beate Wurzer, buyer in Pilot Supply Chain, and Tanja Zemasch, business operations analyst, have organized a “Secret Santa” gift drive for Haus Herrnhilf, a non-profit supporting children and young adults in Austria. “The news of our drive spread quickly among our respective teams and beyond, and we had roughly 50 colleagues wanting to join within a few hours,” says Tanja. “The group has largely remained unchanged since then; we even have a waiting list. Whenever a spot on the list becomes available, we can instantly fill it.”

In 2022, the group donated 61 gifts to Haus Herrnhilf, along with in-kind donations including winter clothing, board games, and more.

A snapshot of the Deliver Joy employee giving campaign during November 1 – December 31, 2022.

  • 10,648 volunteer hours
  • 1,346 organizations supported
  • 1,067 number of volunteers
  • 1,939 unique campaign participants
  • 18 countries participated across Lam
  • $1.3 million total donations in USD
  • 1,316 number of donors
  • Most popular causes included GlobalGiving (138 donors), UNICEF USA (129 donors), International Rescue Committee (127 donors), International Medical Corps (124 donors), and Amnesty International (81 donors).

*Total donations includes employee donations and company matching

Christie Valdez is the director of Community Relations, ESG.

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