Annual Event Contributes Nearly Four Million Hours of Service Since Launch
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 Jun 2018 - Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) - On June 9, 2018, Citi celebrated its annual Global Community Day, as more than 3,600 Citi volunteers in Hong Kong joining the efforts of over 100,000 of their colleagues, family and friends to engage in service activities in their local communities. In the days leading up to and including Global Community Day, Citi colleagues, alumni, clients, family and friends in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territories volunteer on 1,400 service projects that are helping address a range of community needs, from feeding the hungry to revitalizing schools for a better learning environment to preparing young people for jobs.
In Hong Kong, over 3,600 Citi volunteers supported 24 community activities across six service areas: caring for the elderly, supporting the physically and mentally challenged, engaging under-privileged families and children, environmental conservation, social inclusion and youth economic opportunities. Citi worked alongside seven NGO partners to give back to the community on the Global Community Day. They are Caritas, KELY Support Group, Po Leung Kuk, The Community Chest, The Conservatory Association, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) and WWF Hong Kong.
On Global Community Day, Citi volunteers invest their time and efforts alongside community and nonprofit partners on service opportunities that help create thriving neighborhoods. Some of these volunteer efforts complement the year-round philanthropic and business-led initiatives, including the Citi Foundation's Pathways to Progress, that help make our communities stronger.
Francisco Aristeguieta, Citi Asia Pacific CEO and Angel Ng CEO, Citi Hong Kong and Macau head, together with Citi volunteers, conducted a workshop with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) to help prepare young people from low incomes families for future job hunting.
At the workshop, youths were equipped with interview and presentation skills, and underwent mock up interviews given by Citi volunteers in enhancing their employability.
"Global Community Day is an important day for all of us on which we come together to help make a difference and enable progress in the communities in which we live and work," Ms. Angel Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Citi Hong Kong and Macau said.
Since the inaugural Global Community Day in 2006, Citi volunteers have contributed nearly four million hours of service to Global Community Day projects in hundreds of cities. This year, for the first time, we are tracking how the projects are helping advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The highlighted activities below illustrate how this year's Global Community Day activities are contributing to select SDGs including: Zero Hunger (SDG 2); Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3); Quality Education (SDG 4); Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8); Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11); and Climate Action (SDG 13).
Please join the Global Community Day conversation on social media using the hashtag #CitiVolunteers. To learn more about Citi's citizenship efforts across the globe and to review the 2017 Global Citizenship Report, visit http://citizenship.citigroup.com.
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