A day for action

As a part of the company’s Global Service Month, Bank of America – in partnership with the United Way of Greater Atlanta – participated in the first-ever Day of Action.

During Day of Action, more than 500 Bank of America employees invested their time at 12 United Way partner agencies working on 14 service projects, such as teaching financial literacy, planting gardens, tutoring children, delivering meals to seniors, writing letters to deployed service members and sorting and organizing clothing donation closets to low-income individuals and families.

Bank volunteers dedicated hundreds of hours of time, making the bank one of the first corporate partners to support United Way’s Campaign for Child Well-Being.

According to the United Way and community partners, nearly 500,000 youth across the Greater Atlanta region live in low well-being neighborhoods – with some of the highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of economic mobility of any region in the country.

“Too many individuals living on the margins are limited by their zip codes and unable to create a better life for themselves and their families through good jobs or affordable housing. That’s why we’re focused on building pathways to economic mobility by addressing the issues of workforce development, education, housing and community development,” said Wendy Stewart, Atlanta market president, Bank of America. “Through our partnership with United Way and the power of our employee volunteers, we’re working to create a thriving economy in Atlanta and a better future for us all.”

Hundreds of volunteers worked with area nonprofits including: Action Ministries, the American Red Cross, Back on My Feet, Easter Seals, Gateway Homeless Shelter, LaAmistad, Lost-N-Found, Meals on Wheels Atlanta, Open Hand, Prestigious Purse Inc. and Salvation Army Red Shield.

The inaugural Day of Action was the first time in more than three decades that Atlanta employees were able to join together to execute multiple volunteer activities across the city at the same time on the same day.

For Bank of America employees, service is part of the company’s culture. Each year, bank employees dedicate more than 2 million hours globally and 40,000 hours locally to volunteerism.

7/24/2017


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