Colleagues in Canada, Great Britain, India, Nepal, Spain, and the United States served others in a variety of ways. They collected and donated clothing, food, hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfectant cleaning supplies for the needy. They also prepared, packaged, and distributed hot meals at local soup kitchens.
Many helped raise money for various causes by taking part in 5K runs and walks or supporting other fundraising events. Employees in one office organized efforts to help fund a solar grid initiative benefitting the Navajo Nation in the United States. Others raised money to help patients dealing with cancer.
The unique circumstances of the pandemic inspired volunteers to find new ways to contribute. Some participated in an initiative in which they remotely “mapped” un-mapped areas to help humanitarian organizations provide aid to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Employees also distributed cheerful drawings to senior citizens and military service members; played the piano for those living at an assisted living facility; and hosted an online disaster preparedness seminar for neighbors.