8. Giving in kind and in time
Corporate volunteering makes double the impact when matched by corporate giving. For example, Christmas 2019 was made very special for a group of 20 people at a learning disability project. The business consultancy Newton Europe sponsored the project’s Christmas lunch and employee volunteers helped the group go to the restaurant and had a fun afternoon singing along with the karaoke.
Earlier this year, a team of 15 employee volunteers from private equity company CAIN International transformed the residents’ hall of a Pimlico hostel into a warm and welcoming space for all by redecorating it and sponsoring the purchase of all painting materials.