Cushman & Wakefield's Day of Giving
Organized by: Mike Kboudi
EVENT DATE Oct 21, 2016
The idea for the Day of Giving was something that I came up with during the downturn in the real estate market. Individual revenues were declining and there was a general sense of ambivalence within our company. I started encouraging volunteer work as another way to find a sense of worth, and as the culture of giving grew within our office, I decided to turn the day into an official event beginning in 2014. The results have been excellent—I hear from people within Cushman & Wakefield that they continue their volunteer work throughout the year, and that they have really impacted the lives of others.
The 3rd Annual Cushman & Wakefield Day of Giving is scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2016. The goal of the day is to give everyone an opportunity to positively impact the community through hands-on projects. In addition to our efforts, our target is to raise $10,000, which would be a significant increase over what we raised last year. I am encouraging everyone to give as much as they can for the following great causes:
Project Valentine: Project Valentine gives 500-600 gift bags to patients receiving chemotherapy each Valentine’s Day.
Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK): ELK serves more than 5,000 underserved, urban youth (ages 5-25) each year through year-round intensive programs and in-school/after-school programs in Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe Counties.
CBR YouthConnect: CBR YouthConnect has been helping children at an elementary school by providing an animal assisted professional to work with their special needs classrooms.
HomeAid: In August 2014, HomeAid, with help from Wonderland Homes and McStain Neighborhoods, renovated a four-plex for homeless families with children for the Denver Rescue Mission.
Wish for Wheels: Wish for Wheels gives brand new bicycles and helmets to kids in low income communities.