The Out for Good initiative is a globally designed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to bring a difference to the community we live in. This year, all Colliers India teams were out visiting several destitute homes and environment care institutions, contributing and spreading cheer. Each city-office had taken a conscious call to support a specific social cause and selected an NGO that is substantially contributing to the society.
We are proud of the depth of engagement shown by us as an organisation. Here is a sum up of what each city team did in its own special way.
In support of the environment, the Bengaluru team visited a Government school through an NGO called ‘Rajanet Yegneswaran Charitable Trust’. 100 saplings were sponsored and planted by the team. Additionally, a computer and sports material were donated. A drawing competition was also organised at the school to generate sensitivity towards the environment. The school kids put together a beautiful cultural performance for our Bengaluru colleagues.
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Our Chennai team, in support of orphan care, visited ‘Madras Seva Sadan’ that houses around 55 girl children in the age group of 5-17 years. The team contributed 6 Godrej steel cupboards, school bags, accessories and refreshments for the residents. Individual voluntary contributions in terms of clothes, toys and gifts were also collected and given away to the NGO. Several interactive games were also played with the kids to keep them engaged.
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The Kolkata team visited CINI (Child In Need Institute), in support of orphan care. The institute, founded in 1974, works towards strengthening the capacity of deprived children and women to improve their health, nutrition, education and protection conditions. Our team sponsored a hearty lunch for 45 resident children and organised a magic show, followed by a puppet show, which were thoroughly enjoyed by the children.
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Mumbai also opted to support orphan care and selected an NGO called Asha SADAN. The orphanage houses around 130 children in the age group of 3-18 years. As an organisation, Mumbai’s contribution towards these children was 1 cupboard, chairs, school bags and stationery items. The team played games and interacted with the children and truly made their day!
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The NCR team conducted a first-of-its-kind event called ‘Step Out for Good’, in support of the environment. The event involved clients as well. The partcipants turned out on a Saturday (as it was held on 31 October) at 7.30am at the Aravali bio-diversity park in Gurgaon for a nature walk. The event saw a huge turnout as almost 70 employees and 10 clients walked shoulder to shoulder, weathering the cold winter morning. On this day, we had encouraged all employees to not only car- pool or use public transport, to reach the venue, but also carry water in their own reusable sippers. ‘Say No To Plastic’ was our motto of the day. As a prelude to this event, the NCR office also conducted an environment friendly initiative by observing a Zero power hour on Friday from 5-6pm, when all lights and laptops/ desktops were switched off to save power.
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Pune, in support of orphan care, decided to visit Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra. The orphanage houses around 150 children (between 0 and 6 years of age) and supports the education of 1500 children through sponsorships. The team contributed a sum of INR 4,000 for a Community Program by Deesha, a Sony Handycam Video Camera along with baby care products, grocery and Diwali decoration items.
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