Throughout October and November, FCB offices globally participated in the 6th Annual Global Day of Giving. Every year, FCB employees participate in activities that impact their local communities. The Global Day of Giving is a platform that encourages exceedingly altruistic employees to share the joy of service with one another. Below are just some of the fruits of their labor.
FCB Brazil worked with Obra Social Dona Meca, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to free social care and treatment of children and adolescents with disabilities. The agency in Rio de Janeiro threw an animated party with child cartoon characters.
FCB Inferno supported The Elliott Joseph Walker’s Brighter Future Fund – raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC). The charity was formed after an FCB Inferno employee tragically lost a child to a rare genetic disease. To raise money, the agency held a bake sale, hosted a dinner and created a coloring book.
You can read more about the charity here, http://www.fcb.com/news/blog/christmas-gift-alert-animals-alphabet-poster.
Horizon FCB supported “Foyer Saint George” (FSG), a non-profit organization that was established in 1874 by a small group of young volunteers. Thirty-seven years later, in 1911, the founders expanded their humanitarian support to the homeless elderly. Volunteers spent time at a local nursing home with the elderly residents.
FCB Milan helped children suffering in a hospital, by working with Dottor Sorriso, an organization that tries to improve the time spent by sick children in the hospital through the “clown-therapy.”
FCB Jakarta took 45 kids from an orphanage to “Kandank Jurank,” a place where the employees played educational and fun games with the children. The name of the orphanage is “Thariiqul Jannah.”
FCB Seoul visited a children’s shelter to have dinner with children who are suffering from domestic violence and poverty. The name of the charity is Doong-gun Nara Foundation.
FCB Mexico worked with FUNFAI (Fundación Familiar Infantil). Their mission is to help boys and girls between 2 and 13 years old with mothers in prison, so they can have access to a better life. Activities included painting a classroom and making a mural, creating an altar for the Day of the Dead and much more.
FCB Shanghai hosted Global Day of Giving, donating children’s books for The Library Project by “drinking beers.” The event was run in a Belgian beer bar. FCB offered the staff, clients and partners free-flowing beer, and for every beer they drank, one children’s book was donated to underfinanced rural primary schools and orphanages in Asia. In three hours, with the help of 70 attendees, 266 books were donated for The Library Project.
You can view more photos from the different activities below.