As a global financial services company, Genworth is dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures by delivering on our promises. One of our most important promises is our commitment to making a difference in the communities where our employees live and work by being an everyday champion. We believe in empowering employees to be a catalyst for change in their local communities. Each day, our charitable giving and volunteer efforts help make a long-term impact on addressing our key areas of philanthropic focus: education and underserved youth, basic needs and support for seniors.
We keep our promises to local communities in these ways:
Taking steps every day to put our promises in action
In June, Genworth employees completed 150 outreach projects around the world during the Company’s 5th annual Global Month of Service.
Genworth celebrated its 2013 Month of Service by taking time to make a difference in 25 locations globally. Projects focused on serving Genworth’s three primary outreach areas : education and underserved youth, basic needs, and support for seniors. Some highlights from the month are featured below.
80 Genworth employees in Richmond, VA helped sort perishable and non-perishable donations, stock shelves, and pull orders at FeedMore. With the help of Genworth volunteers, FeedMore was able to sort 5,000 lbs of non-perishable donations each day. That food is then put on the shelves by volunteers where our over 400 agencies come to pick up food to distribute in their local community. The mobile pantry goes out about twice each week; in order to help those in local food deserts. With the help of volunteers we are able to offer bread and eggs along with other items to each of the families that come to receive food. Doug Pick, President and CEO of Feedmore, stated, “We appreciate Genworth’s incredible support. Without corporate citizens like you, we simply could not make our model work.”
Australia’s employees volunteered at The Forsight Foundation for the Deaf/Blind by helping out with gardening, mulching, and general outdoor maintenance and upkeep to make the grounds more enjoyable for clients.
Genworth employees in San Rafael, California participated in a project creating reading rugs for youth who participate in after school programs in low-income communities. They also volunteered at the Marin County Food Bank helping sort food to feed low income residents, seniors and families.
Stamford, CT volunteers helped The Connecticut Food Bank fight against hunger by sorting food drive donations. The Stamford volunteers sorted through over 2 tons of food drive donations, and even finished early due to the experience of the many returning volunteers. In addition, associates participated in beautification projects for a local Middle School and Group Home, built homes for Habitat for Humanity, and served meals at local shelters. One group spent an afternoon with a local children's organization where they had a barbeque and played various games with the children.
93 Genworth employees in Richmond, VA helped facilitate and run the Aquatics Competition at the annual Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games – a state level sports competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. They served as stagers and athlete escorts during the competition. They also ran the awards ceremony and gave out medals to the athletes after their competitions. Not only did Genworth volunteers impact our Special Olympics community of athletes with intellectual disabilities, but their service also impacted the general public by creating a professionally run swim meet.
At Genworth, we understand the importance of empowering young people to make informed and responsible financial choices throughout their lives. To help students and teachers in Virginia better understand personal finance and economics, the Genworth Foundation introduced My Money, My FutureSM, a hands-on, innovative online tool.
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