Mitzvah Day Impact Report Digital version 26th June - Page 28



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Mitzvah Day
Impact Report 2008 – 2018
Focus on...The
on… Offices
Workplace
Mitzvah Day
Impact Report 2008 – 2018
Focus on...The
on… Offices
Workplace
FOCUS ON THE WORKPLACE
Every year, volunteers bring the celebration of Mitzvah Day to their
workplace and reach out to their colleagues to use their CSR (Corporate
Social Responsibility) time to get out of the office for an afternoon.
They engage in acts of kindness like trimming the hedgerows of burial
grounds or tending to hospice gardens. No CSR hours, no bother! Offices
without CSR time run ‘Give Away Your Lunch’ projects linking their
workplace to a nearby shelter or food bank. Staff collect items
to donate and build long term relationships with the charity.
CASE STUDY:
PWC
PWC is a great example of a large
corporate office that utilises their
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
days to enable their team to take part
in Mitzvah Day.
CASE STUDY:
OGR STOCK DENTON
Jess Cohen, PWC Coordinator, invites
her office team to participate in Mitzvah
Day, giving colleagues the opportunity
to use the hours given by PWC to
community social responsibility.
Any office, no matter what size can take
part by running a collection or arranging
for staff members to give away their
lunch. OGR Stock Denton has been
taking part for the past 3 years.
“Mitzvah Day supported and encouraged
me to organise an employee volunteering
day for PwC’s Jewish Network. It was a
great chance for staff members to use
some of their allocated annual charity
allowance, coming together as a team to
get out of the office and volunteer at
Jewish Care’s Rubens House in Finchley.
The team are already looking forward to
another Mitzvah Day volunteering event
later this year!”
Jess Cohen, PWC Coordinator
“Mitzvah Day is premised on giving. Giving is
the foundation of any good relationship.
Mitzvah Day provides us all with an
opportunity to be givers and enhance our
interpersonal, interfaith and community
relationships. OGR Stock Denton is a
full service law firm which shares these
values with colleagues and clients and
is a proud partner and supporter of this
monumental community effort by
Mitzvah Day.”
Ben Menahem, OGR Stock Denton
FACEBOOK
OFFICES
CASE STUDY:
Facebook have been participating in
Mitzvah Day for a number of years and
are a great example of an office whose
staff of all faiths and backgrounds, each
year, find different ways to take part
in Mitzvah Day.
“I passionately believe in how people can
help other people. It’s part of my identity,
part of being Jewish. It’s one of the key
messages my parents instilled in me. It’s a
fundamental part of being a good human
being. Facebook is about connecting
people and this embodies similar values.
It’s great for the UK office to get involved
and we had a great response, everyone
was very willing to muck in and help out.
The idea of Mitzvah Day is something that
translates across race and religion. It’s
quite refreshing. I love it.”
Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, CBE
Vice-President for Europe, Middle East
and Africa at Facebook





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