Tis the season of goodwill and with that in mind we wanted to showcase some of the charities Salt support as part of our global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and provide links for how you and or your company can also get involved.
One of the most enjoyable charity events the UK team got involved in this year was helping out at the local Ronald McDonald House. A group of 17 helped cook a variety of meals for the families staying in the house. The House is a free ‘home away from home’ for the families of children being treated at the local children’s Hospital enabling them to stay together and keep them near the care and resources they need.
The house has many different opportunities for you or your company to get involved with. To find out more information click here.
Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for members to live, work, and learn while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support. The New York team have been running a series of fundraising initiatives in their WeWork office to raise money for the House.
For more information on how to get involved with Fountain House click here.
Eat My Lunch is a social enterprise, committed to making a real difference in the community, they have a simple plan – for every lunch you buy, they give a lunch to a Kiwi kid who would otherwise go without. Buy One. Give One. The Auckland team have been helping to pack lunches for the charity.
For more information on Eat My Lunch and how to get involved click here.
Clean up Australia This superb organisation inspires communities or groups to conserve and repair our environment. Two intrepid teams from the Sydney office set off for Bondi beach with a mission to make the beach and surrounding areas a little cleaner than they were before. It was only once their eyes were trained on the rubbish that it became apparent that “put it in the bin” seems to be a request rather than a demand for some people!
For more information on how to get involved in Clean up Australia click here.
Pertubuhan Tindakan Wanita Islam (PERTIWI) is a project-oriented charitable organisation dedicated to addressing the welfare and needs of women and children.
They run several community outreach groups, one of which is a mobile soup kitchen, that the team volunteered at, providing food aid to the homeless and poor.
For more information on how you can get involved with PERTIWI, click here.
Food Angel is a food rescue and food assistance programme launched in 2011 by Bo Charity Foundation with the mission of “WASTE NOT, HUNGER NOT, WITH LOVE.” The programme rescues edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste. Following strict safety protocols, the rescued food items will then be prepared for nutritious hot meals in their central kitchen and be redistributed to serve the local communities. The Hong Kong team have been along to help pack meals for the underprivileged in the area.
For more information on how you can get involved with Food Angel, click here.
Willing Hearts is a remarkable enterprise wholly run by volunteers, apart from a handful of dedicated core staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 5,000 daily meals to over 40 locations islandwide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low-income families, children from single-parent families or otherwise poverty-stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore. The Singapore team volunteered at the soup kitchen providing food to those in need.
If you would like to get involved with this amazing charity click here for information on volunteering.