Many thousands of Viacom employees took a break from their daily responsibilities to make a difference in communities around the world as Viacommunity Day 2018 celebrated in its 22nd year.
With employees in 25 countries participating, it was underscored by this year’s theme of All Good All Around.
Viacommunity Day saw employees take part in a wide variety of charitable activities, from educating young people and providing professional legal guidance to beautifying public spaces and assisting those in need, among other acts of giving. Viacom organized more than 125 projects worldwide.
Argentina – Telefe employees will assist home for seniors Portal de Vida and non-profit Desde Tu Lugar to plant vegetable gardens, paint and refurbish homes and provide company and entertainment for residents.
Sydney, Australia – VIMN will contribute to a range of projects, preparing meals and birthing kits, assisting in fundraising efforts for AIDS and HIV research, and focusing on bush regeneration within Middle Head National Park.
Los Angeles, California – Volunteers from Paramount Pictures have partnered with Chrysalis, a non-profit organization working in support of low-income and homeless individuals, to conduct job mock interviews and provide other employment skills training.
Budapest, Hungary – Viacom has teamed up with The Pető Institute, a therapy center for children with cerebral palsy, to beautify their living space and assemble care packages for patients.
Toyko, Japan – Our team will be working to translate Japanese picture books to be sent to children in refugee camps.
Nashville, Tennessee – The CMT office is engaging with a number of community groups, including the Oasis Center, the Nashville Food Project, and the Nashville Humane Association. Employees will provide assistance to at-risk homeless youth and animal care, among other activities.
And last, but not least on City Island, A Slice of NYC Paradise and not only my neck of the woods, but also the headquarters of City Images in The Bronx, New York, Viacom joined members of the City Island community on a series of restoration projects to refurbish its downtown and rekindle the Island’s rich nautical history, in partnership with the City Island Nautical Museum.
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