Worldwide Volunteer Week Closes, Share the Opportunity to Continue Throughout the Year
By crossrohrer on Apr 25, 2007
Last week Sun celebrated its 13th annual Worldwide Volunteer Week. Here are some additional highlights from around the globe:
For the 10th year in a row, employee volunteers in Canada cooked and served hot meals for the less fortunate at Evangel Hall in Toronto. 36 Sun employees assisted the clean up of Camp de Vacances Lac Simonin, a camp which enables inner city children to spend a bit of time away from downtown Montreal. Employees along with their friends and families joined in the annual spring clean up effort.
In India, WWVW proved to be a huge success. Last week we reported on the 80 member team who participated in the clean up of the Banks of River Cauvery, one of India's major rivers. In addition, 35 employees from India volunteered at Shambhavi Shanthidama Old Age Home in Bangalore where they held a musical recital and played games with residents; 30 participants entertained children from SnehaNilaya; and 25 volunteers hosted an Eye Camp where 207 needy elders benefited from eye check ups and care.
In New York, nine employees collected food for City Harvest, a non-profit organization founded in 1982 and the world's first and New York City's only food rescue program. Millions of pounds of good, edible food are thrown away each year by New York City food businesses. At the same time, more than one million people are hungry, including nearly 350,000 children and more than 140,000 senior citizens. Sun employees collected leftover food from a green market to help assist the city's nearly one million people who go hungry every day.
Although the volunteer activities peak during Sun's annual Worldwide Volunteer Week, activities will continue to happen throughout the year. Stay tuned for additional updates from volunteer events happening in May and the rest of 2007.
Sun welcomes its employees and communities to come join, make a difference and Share the Opportunity.