NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (July 22, 2014) – The PIMCO Foundation, PIMCO’s charitable arm, began its sixth annual Global Week of Volunteering this week.
More than 900 PIMCO employees will participate in more than 100 diverse, community-based projects around the world. The effort is part of the year-round global Volunteer Initiative spearheaded by the PIMCO Foundation, which was established in 2001 to support nonprofit organizations operating within the firm’s communities.
Many PIMCO employees volunteer year-round, directly and through organized events. The annual Global Week of Volunteering and other PIMCO Foundation sponsored events aim to bring together company employees, their families and friends to help empower some of the world’s most vulnerable populations to reach their full potential. This year, all PIMCO offices around the world will hold events.
“PIMCO and its employees believe in giving back to their communities,” said Doug Hodge, PIMCO’s Chief Executive Officer and President of the PIMCO Foundation. “By working with local organizations, the PIMCO Foundation is committed to improving lives, communities and culture by empowering those in need.”
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Global Week of Volunteering activities include :
Hong Kong – preparing hot meals at Food Angel, and distributing the meals to a few of Food Angel’s recipient agencies
London – helping to deliver an IT class for unemployed adults seeking to get back into the workforce
Munich – renovating Munich’s largest animal shelter and sanctuary
Newport Beach – presenting an interview skills workshop to military veterans at Working Wardrobe’s VetNet program; painting a mural designed by a former patient at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC); serving lunch to the homeless at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
New York – sorting children’s books for pediatric waiting rooms through Reach Out and Read; facilitating a financial literacy workshop for students from Harlem Children’s Zone; packing and delivering 300 lunches to the homeless in Battery Park with Bridges Outreach, Inc.
Sydney – removing litter and debris around the foreshore of Sydney Harbor
Tokyo – cleaning up the Minato-ward in Kamiyacho
Toronto – preparing and serving lunch to homeless youth at Covenant House, Canada’s largest homeless youth agency.