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 year, 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 2014, 3,300 Genworth employees completed 14,700 service hours around the world during the Company’s 6th annual Global Month of Service.
Throughout the month, Genworth volunteers reached out to their local communities, participated in 288 service projects, and served 150 organizations overall. 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.
Employees volunteered at the Clare Crusader’s Children’s Clinic by painting a building containing three treatment rooms and enhancing the sensory garden. The Clare Crusaders Children's Clinic provides free therapy and specialist treatment to over 350 children with special needs in County Clare.
Genworth employees in Richmond, VA collaborated with HandsOn Greater Richmond and Bike Walk RVA to create an educational bike course at Binford Middle School. Volunteers painted bike lanes and signs and built wooden benches to create an area where children can learn to ride safely alongside traffic.
In Raleigh, Genworth volunteers collaborated with Rebuilding Together to renovate a senior citizen’s home by eliminating trip hazards and installing new flooring in the kitchen. Rebuilding Together strives to keep owners living comfortably and safely in their homes by making the needed repairs and modifications to houses. The organization’s home repair programs also address energy efficiency, veterans housing, and elder home safety.
Employees in Finland volunteered with SOS Children’s Villages by washing windows, gardening, painting, and fully renovating one of the apartments. The role of the SOS Children's Villages is to provide a viable option for children and youngsters in need of long-term foster care in Finland's child welfare system.
Volunteers in Waltham, MA worked with Stop Hunger Now to package 20,000 meals for the food insecure around the globe. Stop Hunger Now provides meals to school feeding programs, orphanages, medical clinics, and other transformational development programs in 65 countries.
Employees in Lynchburg, VA volunteered for the first week of summer camp at the Jubilee Family Development Center. The volunteers spent the week leading a variety of fun activities for the kids, serving lunch, and even teaching a hip-hop dance class. The Center provides a summer camp that combines academic learning, arts, and sports to stave off learning loss in the summer.
Since 2005, Genworth has contributed more than $47 million to support our communities and our employees have volunteered more than 176,000 hours.
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.