With the help of VM Ware Staines donation, Surplus to Supper were able to buy and pack Sunbury Community Boxes full of treats for local elderly people in isolation which were distributed with the help of Sunbury Neighbours and London Irish Rugby Club
Colleagues at ServiceNow in Staines raised £8,469 for the Runnymede Foodbank which went directly to putting food on the table for people in the local community facing financial crisis during Covid-19.
Customers care about how a business treats people, how it gets involved in the community and how the business impacts the planet. 40% of Millennials, the most powerful consumers in the world, stated that the goal of business should be to ‘improve society’.
This is known as the Kindness Economy which is built on the stuff that we care about and runs on the currency of kindness. The more people spend their kindness, the more the community benefits.
Our Kindness Economy in North Surrey is flourishing with local businesses helping their community and making a difference. Alcon employees have written over 100 cards and letters to older residents in Surrey Heath for local charity Surrey Heath Age Concern. Enterprise in Egham have committed to helping 13 local charities at Christmas with 230 gifts for their beneficiaries. London Irish Rugby Club employees cooked meals, shopped and collected hundreds of prescriptions for Spelthorne residents during lockdown.
Your business can join the Kindness Economy in North Surrey and we can help your business make a difference. Contact email@example.com for more information https://www.kindnesseconomy.com/
A fantastic employee volunteer group from Salesforce started 2020 volunteering at Hersham Hounds. The dedicated charity helps retired greyhounds find their forever homes. At any one time they care for over 80 dogs and as they are self funding they rely on the generosity of their supporters
The staff at Enterprise Rent a Car Egham as part of the Angle Tree Initiative donated over 340 gifts for individuals in need this Christmas. This included children, the elderly, families in poverty and the homeless. Their huge generosity makes a significant difference to those in our local community who find themselves vulnerable at Christmas time.
This Christmas employees at Compass in Chertsey donated 60 gifts for Traumatised Children in Foster Care and Dementia Support Carers as well as 75 flasks for the homeless. Their kind generosity helped to ensure the most vulnerable in our local community were not forgotten.
Every year we organise 2 inclusive volunteering events to involve groups of local businesses who donate their time to make a difference to the local community. Our mission is to inspire volunteers to ‘get up, get going and get active’.
Make a Difference Day is an important date in our volunteering calendar. It takes place at the beginning of October and it’s a chance for employees of local businesses to make a difference in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Surrey Heath.
If you and your colleagues are interested in a day outdoors helping the National Trust at Magna Carta on Tuesday 1st Oct or at Finchampstead Ridges on Wednesday 9th Oct please contact TJ@voluntarysupport.org.uk for more details.
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