Deloitte National Day of Service Demonstrates the Value of Workplace Volunteerism, Commitment to Education
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While the economy shows signs of improvement, countless nonprofits continue to strain under the weight of the recession fall-out. Today, in what has become an IMPACT Day tradition, Deloitte is providing hundreds of nonprofit leaders from across the country with valuable counsel to help them deal with common business challenges, at no cost. This day of service marks Deloitte's 11th Annual IMPACT Day, a celebration that symbolizes its year-round culture of service. Tens of thousands of Deloitte personnel are volunteering at 800+ projects nationwide, giving their time to nonprofits.
Additionally, Deloitte is celebrating IMPACT Day by prominently showcasing its deep commitment to education. Volunteers, in conjunction with education-based nonprofits including College Summit, City Year and Junior Achievement, among others, are working directly with students at an array of events designed to support academic success and college readiness. They are leading workshops on a variety of session topics including career coaching, mentoring and navigating the college admissions process.
"IMPACT Day is an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to building stronger nonprofit organizations," said Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP. "We firmly believe that workplace volunteer programs can drive real results for our communities when businesses match the talent and skills of the workforces with the needs of nonprofits. In fact, this belief serves as the foundation of our multi-faceted community involvement strategy."
Deloitte takes a unique approach to its annual day of service. While IMPACT Day does include conventional volunteer activities such as painting, planting and beautification projects, nearly a third of Deloitte's volunteer projects are skills-based in nature.
Specific examples of how Deloitte personnel are contributing their skills include:
"Corporate community involvement is an expression of Deloitte's values and our service on IMPACT Day helps define our culture," said Evan Hochberg, national director of community involvement at Deloitte Services LP. "According to the 2010 Volunteer IMPACT Survey, many other companies also see the value of skills-based volunteerism - more than 90 percent of corporate executives surveyed agree their employees' business skills would be valuable to a nonprofit organization."
To learn more about Deloitte's 11th Annual IMPACT Day please visit: http://www.deloitte.com/us/impactday. Additionally, Barry Salzberg, CEO, Deloitte LLP, who is volunteering at Deloitte's Greater Washington, D.C. IMPACT Day activities, is tweeting about his experiences throughout the day. Follow him @LifeAtDeloitte.
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