31 October 2014

Across Asia, Colliers International offices closed their doors for one day on 24 October 2014 to contribute instead to their local communities. This mammoth combined effort was part of the Asia-wide corporate social responsibility campaign – Out For Good – launched three years ago. Out For Good encourages staff to make a positive contribution to their local communities.

Dennis Yeo, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International, Asia, said, “Colliers International is both a global company and a local corporate citizen. As such it is important we take time to give back to the local communities in which our employees, partners and clients live and work. We hope to make a difference to all the communities in which we do business.”

The following is a list of all Out For Good projects carried out by Colliers International in Asia:

Location

Project

China – Beijing

Charity hiking with the theme “Love is on the way” to raise funds for the Dandelion School, Beijing’s first and the only middle school established specifically for children from low-income migrant families

China – Chengdu

Charity walk in Jiangtan Park to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity China, an international charity organisation

China – Guangzhou and Shenzhen

Visit Huiling Farm, home to people with mild to moderate mental disabilities, to paint the houses, weed and prune fruit trees, and play games with the residents

China – Shanghai

Visit children in Fengxian Huimin Special Education School, taking gifts and spending time playing games with the children

Hong Kong

Participate in the Hong Kong Cleanup initiative by removing washed-up trash from Tung Wan Beach on Cheung Chau Island

India – Bangalore

Visit a home for HIV/Aids-affected children run privately by ‘Desire Society’ and donate AV equipment, shoes and stationery as part of a fun day with the children

India – Chennai

Visit an orphanage run by the ‘Balagurukulam Orphanage Foundation’, donating much-needed cupboard units and enjoying time with the children, who each received fruit

India - Kolkata

Visit ‘All Bengal Women’s Union’, home to 350 under-privileged girls and women to support their upcoming Trauma Care Center that rescues and protects women from domestic violence and women trafficking. Colliers staff donate money and had a enjoyable time with the residents

India – Mumbai

Organise a visit to a government-run infirmary for senior citizens and the destitute, providing cupboards, ceiling fans, personal hygiene kits and food for the residents

India – NCR

Donate money, medicines, food and second-hand clothes to children with special needs at ‘Anand Ashram’, organisation that supports children with special needs, and then share time with the residents

India – Pune

Spend quality time with orphans at ‘Samparc’ and donate furniture and food to the orphanage

Indonesia

Visit a public school that few of its room had not been cleaned since 2004 to clean up 30 rooms and repair all 10 toilets

Kazakhstan

Partner with clients – landlords of 15 office buildings in the city and organise a collection of waste paper from their office buildings. A total of 2,000 kg waste paper was collected

Philippines – Cebu

Visit Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Hearts Children's Home for a gift giving activity

Philippines – Manila

Plant 200 trees at Marikina Watershed Barangay Calawis in Antipolo, in Rizal, as part of the Tree Nurturing Programme

Singapore

Partner with the People’s Association on their Project FRESH – an initiative to repair, refurbish and enhance the homes of lonely elderly people, low-income families, ex-convicts and single-parent families living in rented public housing

Taiwan

Support children in a remote area by partnering with Chang Xing Elementary School for three consecutive years. This year Colliers staff joined the children to take part in a beach cleaning project.

Thailand

Organise a “Free Form Good” to allow colleagues to help others in ways they choose, such as making a donation, volunteering or providing assistance

Vietnam

Travel to Can Gio to assist with reforestation and protection of the natural ecology in the Mangrove Park area

In Asia, Colliers contributes regularly to community initiatives, including efforts such as the “Heart to Hear” programme for hearing-impaired high school graduates in Indonesia; support for Pengxi County Colliers International Hope School in Sichuan, in China; and participation in fundraising activities for various charity organisations and other help for people in need.