News | Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Leading organisations unite in social responsibility

Four leading corporates in Malta are uniting for the eighth year to pool in money and voluntary work by their staff members in aid of charitable causes on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day, celebrated annually on 19 March.
Deloitte, Gasan Group of Companies, HSBC Bank Malta and Simonds Farsons Cisk will allocate funds and a day’s work by volunteering staff to carry out maintenance works at homes accommodating children and adults in difficult circumstances.
This year, Deloitte. employees will be lending a hand at Dar Qalb ta’ Gesù to embellish the home and renovate a designated area to be converted into a child care centre. The home offers shelter to victims of domestic violence. Also a family therapy centre, Dar Qalb ta’ Gesù offers preventive and after care to members of society under its responsibility.
Gasan Group of Companies will be dedicating time to revive the premises of Dar Fejda, the live-in respite home for adolescent girls with challenging behaviour.
HSBC staff, together with members of the Bank-sponsored Junior Chamber International (Malta), will be carrying out finishing works at St Joseph Home for children who come from difficult backgrounds.
All the three homes mentioned are in Sta Venera.
Simonds Farsons Cisk staff will be carrying out structural and finishing works at two adjoining apartments in Birzebbuga allocated to Agenzija Sapport by the Housing Authority to house children with challenging behaviour, high needs or who are at risk. The aim of this residential arrangement is to give these minors - who are at risk of ending up in an institution or who have already been institutionalised for lack of adequate accommodation - an opportunity to live in a homely and secure environment.
“It is our mission to make a significant contribution to the society we operate in, particularly to members who are considerably more vulnerable than others because of the difficult situations they grapple with,” said the CSR Day Organising Committee. “Our help to various charitable causes has been consistent over the years. Our staff’s eagerness to commit their time in an effort to give these the chance of a better quality of life is a sign of our willingness to make a difference which goes beyond the financial part of the equation.”


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