2020 is a year that will be remembered for its challenges. Right across the world, people adjusted to the significant changes brought about the Covid-19 Pandemic and learned to live and work in much adjusted ways.
Intel Ireland has a long and proud tradition of volunteering. This tradition is underpinned by the Intel Involved programme, a global initiative that facilitates opportunities for volunteering and encourages employees to get involved in the communities where they live and work. As a result of the challenges and changes brought about by the Covid pandemic, the expectation for 2020 was that volunteer hours contributed by employees would take an understandable dip. However, at this most challenging time, Intel Ireland employees stepped up and volunteered more hours in 2020 than ever before. In total, more than 178,000 hours were volunteered by Intel employees all across Ireland.
The average number of hours volunteered by employees at Intel was the highest per person of any Intel site in the world. This is an incredible achievement and conveys the resilience, determination and commitment to volunteering that has been demonstrated by Intel employees throughout this pandemic.
The hours volunteered by Intel employees come in many different ways. For some people, they gave time to supporting pandemic relief efforts, for example by making items of PPE at home, helping to deliver PPE and other equipment, or providing community training.
Others found ways to continue to support charities – for instance the Intel Knitting club made hundreds of items for small babies at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin. Many employees continued to support local sporting organisations through online activities and to support their local schools in a variety of creative ways.
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A&L Goodbody (ALG) has entered into partnership with jumpAgrade, the online grinds platform, to support six students at Marino College who are preparing for the Leaving Certificate for the 2020/2021 academic year. jumpAgrade provides online tutoring to second-level students regardless of location, ability or socio-economic background. The partnership with jumpAgrade is part of ALG’s ongoing
The Covid Alliance has been nominated at the 2020 Engineers Ireland Engineering Excellence Awards. Earlier this year, Mercury team members took part in this fantastic initiative comprising over 50 project partners from the Irish engineering and manufacturing sectors. Established in March 2020 in response to the looming Covid-19 crisis, the Covid Alliance came together to
In December, KPMG, Children’s Books Ireland and the Arts Council gifted 6,000 books to children in need. Books bring joy and provide comfort during tough times and every child has the right to experience the joy of reading, regardless of their circumstance. It has been a difficult year for so many and books remain a
Over €77,500 has been donated to 155 local charities nationwide as part of Aldi’s Community Grants programme. The programme helps fund charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about. A
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