Aon Singapore Celebrates Global Service Day
More than 200 colleagues from Aon in Singapore volunteered their time for Global Service Day to help make a difference to the beneficiaries of the three selected charity partners: Handicaps Welfare Association, Willing Hearts and Fei Yue Community Services.
Aon colleagues around the world devote thousands of hours of service to strengthen and improve communities across Aon’s global footprint on Global Service Day in June. Through service to those in need, we put Aon’s values in action and fulfil Aon’s commitment to empowering people and strengthening communities at risk.
June 10 - Handicaps Welfare Association
Close to 40 volunteers spent a morning cleaning and tidying up a large storage room used to house all the wheelchairs. Aon sponsored a brand new storage rack for the association and the volunteers also took the opportunity to perform some gardening work to help beautify the place. The day ended with a heart-warming lunch where volunteers interacted and mingled with the residents of the association.
June 12 - Willing Hearts
Fifty volunteers arrived early in the morning at the Soup Kitchen of Willing Hearts. The kitchen prepares, cooks and distributes daily meals to more than 4,000 underprivileged individuals who have been receiving help from Willing Hearts on a regular basis. Aon sponsored the ingredients needed to prepare the meals and the volunteers helped in personally delivering the meals. It was an emotional experience for many who took this opportunity to connect back with the community.
June 13 - Fei Yue Community Services
Two hundred volunteers set off to four locations in Singapore (Teck Whye, Bukit Batok, Holland and Commonwealth) to pack and distribute the food rations and basic household items, sponsored by Aon, to the people in need under the care of Fei Yue Community Services. It was an eye opening experience for many who got a chance for the first time to interact with the lower-income population residents, providing them with a sense of comfort.
"We easily forget in a society like Singapore where comfort abounds that there are people and associations in need of support and help. This year, we were able go further to reach the individual through working with smaller charitable organisations. We empowered each colleague to make an impact on the community." - Noora Alsagoff, Head of Human Resource Aon Hewitt, lead sponsor for the Singapore Global Service Day 2014
"It was great to know that even the smallest things we are doing for the community bear great impact in the recipients’ lives." - Ryan Lim, UI/UX Developer from Aon Hewitt, volunteered at Handicaps Welfare Association event, June 10
"An unexpected and emotional experience when we helped a 91-year old woman out from her bed. Her legs were immobile, and no one knows how long she has been lying in bed." - Jeff Lee, Business Continuity Senior Specialist, narrating his experiences when helping one of the residents that he encountered on June 13
"I really felt that it was worthwhile getting involved in the event at Handicaps Welfare Association." - Lucy Maguire, Corporate Counsel from Aon Asia
Aon’s Global Service Day will also feature a social media campaign in partnership with the Red Cross to raise money for a children’s vaccination program in Mali. For every Global Service Day post by an Aon colleague to Instagram, Twitter and Aon’s internal Yammer network, Aon will donate $1 to provide a Measles or Rubella vaccination for a child in Mali. Colleagues and community partners are encouraged to use the hashtag #EmpowerResults to share their events and activities. With a goal of vaccinating 10,000 young people, Aon colleagues have the opportunity to make an impact on a community in need while also sharing their Global Service Day experience through social media.
Celebrating its commitment to empowering economic and human possibility, Aon colleagues from 13 countries in Asia are partnering with their local charities to take part in Aon’s Global Service Day, a company-wide initiative where colleagues in more than 40 countries will volunteer their time and efforts to support over 170 charity partners in their communities.