CSR Newsletter-10th Annual Month of Service
Our 10 Year Anniversary for Month of Service
Throughout the month of October, SAP embarks on its signature corporate volunteer initiative – Month of Service. This year, we are excited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of this initiative and want to extend an invitation to all our partners to participate as we help the world run better and improve people’s lives through service. We will feature a variety of volunteer projects held during workdays and weekends across the United States and Canada and look forward to making you a part of them.
During Month of Services, SAP provides a skilled and talented volunteer pool, as employees devote their personal and professional skills to particular community needs. The program offers direct cost savings for non-profits as they save recruiting and labor costs. It helps bring community needs into focus and creates quantifiable social impact. Anyone can give money to a cause. The real power of engagement comes by rolling up our sleeves for positive social change, whether by dedicating our time or our technology!
Volunteers can take part in virtual, team build, and skills-based volunteer experiences. Whether they are volunteering virtually, renovating schools, mentoring future leaders, or helping to improve the technology infrastructure for nonprofits, volunteers also benefit personally by meeting new people, networking and team building with SAP employees and other partners, learning or developing a skill, or helping to solve a social challenge.
As this year marks the 10th anniversary we are excited to make it a special one and you, our non-profit partners, will have a large part to play in that. For our new partners, the goal is to use this October as the launch pad to help build momentum for continual engagement throughout the rest of the year. We will be reaching out to you within the next few weeks as we look to build out the volunteer project calendar. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas for volunteer opportunities.
Already in the works are two playground builds with KABOOM, one in the Philadelphia area and one in the Bay Area of California. Some of the major cities Month of Service is executed in across North America include: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary among others. Every year more than 50% percent of our employees give back to their communities by participating in their respective cities.
In 2013, over 318,000 lives were positively impacted through 322 volunteer projects! Month of Service is truly an accumulation of employee volunteering to inspire team building, volunteer leadership and positive social change in our communities. Furthermore it enables us to extend vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives by offering a majority of projects to fit within key focus areas. Join us in celebrating a decade of volunteerism at SAP!