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Oracle Data Cloud: Back-to-school volunteering

This week’s guest blog post is contributed by Mindy Stubbs, Internal Communications Specialist, Oracle Data Cloud.

If you’ve read our “Oracle Data Cloud gives back” blogs, you know that we make community involvement and volunteering a top priority.

Whether it be time or money, in the U.S. or around the world, our teams continually find opportunities to give back.

Last year, our teams collectively volunteered 216 hours, donated 674 items and supported 13 unique organizations—worldwide.

From reading to patients in hospitals, cleaning up the Jefferson Memorial or volunteering at Ronald McDonald House Charities, our largest efforts are focused on helping communities locally around each of our main office hubs.

This summer, we concentrated on getting kids in need ready and excited to head back to school in the fall.

Oracle Data Cloud collectively provided 200+ youngsters with new backpacks and supplies to properly kick-start their return to school. In addition, our Virginia offices prepared more than 50 lunches for local school children.

“We usually plan these sorts of things during hackathons,” said Behnaz Babazadeh, Director of User Experience at Oracle Data Cloud’s Virginia office. “Previously, we’ve organized food drives and collected toys at the holidays.”

In addition to our back-to-school giving, Behnaz and team members also cleaned the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool of coins and painted a Habitat for Humanity home.

Our team giving went global. Our Hyderabad, India offices contributed to the local community with back-to-school kit packing and donated more than 138 volunteer hours.

“We give back for social consciousness, motivation and team building,” said Srinivas Samprathi, Director of Software Development at Oracle Data Cloud, IDC’s Hydrabad office. “Positive social change and social consciousness are essentials for the company’s culture development.”

As Daniel Coe McCallum, Senior Client Partner at Oracle Data Cloud, who often organizes volunteer efforts at the company’s Colorado offices, explained, “Everyone should be reminded of the privileges we have in being employed when others struggle for the same and often have basic needs not being met.”

Our volunteer leaders believe giving back to the community allows for positive social change and social consciousness, which are essential in growing our company culture.

Read this next: How Oracle Data Cloud gives back to the community (and why your company should, too).

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About Mindy Stubbs

Mindy is the Internal Communications Specialist at Oracle Data Cloud. Mindy and her team focus on cultivating a positive work environment by focusing on employee onboarding, communications, recognition and people development. 

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