The holiday season has arrived, and that means it’s time for Protiviti to spread holiday cheer! What could be a better gift than sharing how Protiviti makes a difference to our local communities?
Through participating in iCare and i on Hunger philanthropic events, both of which are strategic initiatives that focus on delivering on our Commitment to our Communities cornerstone, and leveraging our Matching Gifts program, Protiviti demonstrates its commitment to Living Our Promises every day.
Today, we will take a look at how six offices around the world supported their communities in eight different ways and learn how you can kick off 2019 with more giving!
CommUnity Scholarship Fund
More than 100 people, including 20 clients, joined the Atlanta office in March to play golf at Bear’s Best golf course. The event raised $21,000 for Atlanta’s CommUnity Scholarship Fund, which is entirely funded by the Protiviti Atlanta team and works with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta to identify high school candidates for $8,000 college scholarships.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Dallas office teamed up with The Salvation Army Angel Tree program this month to provide gifts, clothing, and toys for children and families in need. Internal Audit & Financial Advisory Manager, Austin, led the effort that inspired his colleagues to donate 300 gifts to 140 children. The event was so successful that the team organized another group of volunteers a few weeks later for another Angel Tree gift distribution event at their local Salvation Army headquarters.
NeoFusion Creative Foundation
Alongside EVP of Global Strategy Jim Pajakowski, the Gurugram office conducted a series of fun-filled team building activities during their offsite that included the opportunity to give back to their community. They assembled bicycles and donated them to the underprivileged kids of NeoFusion Creative Foundation, a local non-profit that works with kids, dropouts, and unemployed youth in India to provide access education and performing arts. Take a look at the video!
World Environment Day
Protiviti Capability Center (PCC) in Gurugram, focused their passion for the environment to institute a plastic ban and creating DIY materials using recycled materials on ‘Beat The Plastic Pollution’ theme during World Environment Day, June 5. Employees were divided into 13 teams and they were encouraged to create the best out of plastic waste.
The National Cancer Institute & Vittoria Onlus Association
This year, our Milan office hosted an iCare event in partnership with The National Cancer Institute of Milan, a healthcare facility, and the Vittoria Onlus Association, a non-profit organization that offers support to children with pediatric cancers.
The team created 78 house-shaped, light-up care packages for kids undergoing treatment. The packages were deemed “food for the body and food for the mood,” and they were packed with healthy snacks, handmade cards, colored orgiami, lights, and games to cheer up the children.
The gift boxes were delivered as early Christmas gifts to the kids by the U.S. Marine Corps and volunteers from the Vittoria Onlus Association.
Toy for Tots
Internal Audit and Financial Advisor Manager, Tommy, who leads the Minneapolis Military Outreach Committee, is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and avid supporter of Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots was founded after WWII by the Marine Corps Reserves and provides toys to underprivileged children during the holiday season.
This year, Tommy rallied his colleagues as he does every December to donate toys to orphanages and spreading joy.
The Chicago office and many other offices also collect unwrapped toys and monetary donations for Toys for Tots.
Red Nose Day
In May, Red Nose Day, which works to end child poverty, was celebrated in Minneapolis with a photobooth station and the “Shirt of Hurt” fun office donation event. The activities raised over $1,500, not to mention created a lot of fun memories!
One of the ways the office encouraged people to donate money was a ‘shirt to hurt’ event. During this event, Managing Directors were asked to donate unusual attire and wear a T-shirt or a jersey of their favorite sports teams’ rivals. They also held a ‘pie in the face’ celebration, where a group of people volunteered to get a pie in the face if they raised enough money.
It was kind of fun to see the bosses get a pie in the face and be all messy, while also raising money for a good cause,” said Director Jeremiah.
Foodbank New South Wales
Protiviti’s Sydney office chose to bring joy and give back by partnering with Foodbank NSW, a non-denominational, non-profit food pantry that works with local charities and community groups to feed the hungry.
During one week at the end of December, a team of 20 Sydney colleagues spent the day at foodbank helping to sort, package, and stock shelves with donated food items to benefit relief charities and school breakfast programs.
The team estimates that roughly 10,000 meals were provided over the week.
We are so proud of the amazing work that our employees are doing across the globe! As we look forward to 2019, we hope to continue to increase our impact.