From Sunrise, Florida, to London, England, Crawford employees all over the globe volunteer all year long, both in company efforts and their own. While this weekend’s Global Day of Service will impact thousands of people all over the world, we believe that there is a connection between the success of our communities and the success of our company. Volunteerism is a significant part of our culture and the lives of our employees.
For instance, Crawford UK’s Paul Harbold, Major Loss Adjuster served as a Games Maker, one of the thousands of staff and volunteers that made the London Olympic Games a success. Games Makers were chosen from among more than 240,000 applicants and attended several training sessions before taking two weeks off to volunteer at the Olympics. Paul drove athletes and dignitaries to and from the Games and dedicated many hours of his personal time to make the Olympics a success.
In the US, SOS Children’s Villages have been the recipients of the Broadspire Sunrise office’s volunteer efforts. From collecting school supplies to donating money raised at their annual charity golf tournament, Sunrise employees support the SOS mission to provide a place of healing, hope and home for every foster child. They currently house 75 children in 12 group homes in Coconut Creek, Florida.
There are countless examples of how Crawford & Company employees give their own time to help in their communities. This Saturday, September 29, more than 1,100 Crawford & Company employees around the world will join together to complete a variety of service projects as part of our fourth annual Global Day of Service.
The 40+ projects planned by volunteers in 20 countries will help organizations ranging from food banks and orphanages to domestic violence shelters and nursing centers.
Some of the specific activities we have planned are:
- Planting flowers and trees in a park in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Work with a retirement home in Thailand to organize activities for the elderly, including playing games, singing, dancing, and serving lunch.
- Collecting and distributing food and clothing for homeless families in South Africa; children at an orphanage in Jakarta; a food bank in Madrid; and a retirement home for the elderly in Finland.
- Maintenance at a children’s home in Mexico City followed by a meal and fun activities.
- Providing meals, reading and playing games in several Brazilian institutions for abandoned children and senior citizens.
- Making and collecting donations in Dusseldorf, Germany, for organizations that offer palliative and hospice services to terminally ill children.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for pictures and more from Saturday’s events.