Efforts in October 2008 showcase SAP Singapore’s Month of Service
Singapore — SAP Singapore today announced that it organised six volunteer community service activities, raising a total of S$63,814 in October.
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, the SAP global corporate volunteer initiative saw SAP employees give their time, effort and money to support local communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle-East & Africa and the Asia Pacific Japan regions.
In Singapore, employees came together in the hope of building a better community through volunteerism, participating in activities ranging from engaging children with life-threatening illnesses to distributing food rations to senior citizens.
“SAP’s Month of Service initiatives create excitement within our organisation and across the entire business ecosystem which we serve,” said Geraldine McBride, President and CEO of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).
“They reflect our continued commitment to building sustainable communities in the countries where we operate,” she added.
Six Organisations, Six Activities
Starting with the Singapore Grand Prix weekend on 26th September 2008, SAP supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, bringing 40 children with life-threatening illnesses to the SAP-McLaren lounge at the Conrad Centennial Hotel, where they enjoyed a programme tailored for them which included balloon sculpting, racing, golf and tennis simulators and Formula One-themed giveaways.
This was followed on 3rd October by a fund-raiser in the form of a Charity Food Bazaar in aid of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. The amount raised by employees was matched dollar-for-dollar by SAP, bringing the total amount raised to S$54,614 to benefit the Foundation.
On 10th October, employees visited the Dover Park Hospice to spend time with 40 patients, most of whom have life-threatening illnesses with prognoses of less than three months. They also raised S$3,600 and distributed goodie bags to the Hospice.
On 31st October and in support of the Autism Youth Centre, employees sponsored 22 youth for an educational Green trip to Ivy Singh-Lim’s Bollywood Veggies Farm, where they learnt about and interacted with the ecological environment around them.
Throughout October, employees also raised S$5,600 and spent their Saturday afternoons in October packing and distributing food rations to support 330 senior citizens living in the Redhill estate as part of the Redhill Food Distribution & Fund Raising Project with the Apex Club of Singapore.
Employees also supported the Henderson and Sengkang Student Care Centres by donating 10 company-sponsored laptops and committing to enhance the library corner and engage with 100 children from underprivileged families in ongoing reading programmes.
SAP’s Ongoing Commitment To CSR
SAP’s Month of Service activities are part of SAP’s worldwide CSR drive which sees other activities, such as year-round Green initiatives, being run across the APJ region.
SAP APJ fund-raising and reconstruction work was also carried out earlier this year following the Sichuan earthquake and Myanmar cyclone, where more than S$800,000 was raised.
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