ZSers are committed to investing time in ways that better their communities. ZS Cares, a ZSer-led initiative, is one of the ways we enjoy giving back. As a cornerstone of our corporate responsibility initiatives, ZSers organized volunteer events, fundraised and participated in pro bono projects for communities around the world.
Recently, we hosted our fourth annual day of giving—ZS Cares Day.
“2022 was a special year for ZS Cares,” says Ahbab Siddiqui, a strategy insights and planning consultant in New Delhi who played a key role in planning events for our India offices. “While we were able to make a tangible impact throughout the pandemic, the engagement was limited. This year, ZS Cares Day provided volunteers at ZS and our partnering organizations an opportunity to collaborate on a much larger scale, giving them a chance to be on the ground and closer to one another.”
Because of this increased scale, we involved more ZSers than ever before. This year, roughly 2,500 ZSers across 27 offices partnered with nearly 90 organizations and contributed around 12,000 hours of volunteering. All around the globe, ZSers came together to make a positive impact in their communities.
In New York City, ZSers conducted a virtual career preparedness workshop with The City Tutors, a career center for residents who have been historically locked out of individual tutoring and professional development services. ZSers mentored and provided support to more than 50 students.
In Toronto, ZSers volunteered with Fred Victor, an organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across the city. ZSers helped set up the Taste of Regent Park festival, an event that fosters social engagement, increases safety, improves food access and provides employment and training opportunities to Toronto’s Downtown East. They also volunteered in the community garden, harvesting fall food that was packed into more than 200 lunches for one of Fred Victor’s affordable housing locations.
In Atlanta , ZSers volunteered at Meals on Wheels Atlanta, an organization that supports seniors in the area facing food insecurity. The team packed over 500 breakfast boxes and provided many weeks of food for several hundred seniors.
In Kingston, Jamaica, ZSers helped clean garbage from the coast of Port Royal Beach and delivered school supplies to the Real Success Early Childhood Institution.
In Pune , ZSers volunteered with Seva Arogya Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve health and education in underprivileged communities. ZSers helped educate women and seniors about the importance of health, nutrition and hygiene, supporting 500 beneficiaries altogether.
“Through volunteering, I want to bring a positive change in people's lives, make them happier, and contribute to making the world a better place for us all,” says Ahbab. This sentiment drives the passion behind ZS Cares, motivating our people to go above and beyond for the communities where we live and work.
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