A range of educational charities across Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia are set to benefit from a global employee-led fundraising programme launched this week by JTC that could see a total of more than £100,000 donated to the sector over the remainder of 2021.
As part of the ‘Maximising Potential’ initiative, up to £75,000 is to be donated across the JTC office network in more than 20 jurisdictions to support specific regional initiatives and projects undertaken by educational charities, selected by employees in those locations.
In addition, over the course of the final quarter of 2021, over 1000 JTC people around the globe will be organising various initiatives to bolster their fundraising efforts even further, with a JTC pledge in place to matching additional monies, reinforcing its commitment to making the communities in which it operates stronger together.
The charities being supported by JTC’s global office network include:
- Amsterdam: IMC Weekend School
- Boston: Cradles to Crayons
- BVI: BVI Seventh Day Adventist School and Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre
- Cape Town: Zeekoevlei Primary School
- Cayman Islands: YMCA of the Cayman Islands
- Dubai: Dubai Cares
- Dublin: Ballymun Regional Youth Resource
- Edinburgh: With Kids
- Enniscorthy: Courtnacuddy National School and St. Mary’s National School
- Fareham: Fair Ways School
- Geneva: Clair Bois Foundation
- Guernsey: The Accidental Zoo
- Isle of Man: The Family Library
- Jersey: Autism Jersey
- London: Business2Schools
- Luxembourg: Tricentenaire
- Mauritius: Global Rainbow Foundation and Mangalkhan Sports Club
- Miami: Little Haiti Football Club
- New York: NYC Pequeños Pasos
- San Jose: The Family Giving Tree
- South Dakota: Feeding South Dakota
- St Louis: Almost Home
Commenting on the launch of the initiative, Wendy Holley, COO of JTC, said:
“Our analysis shows that our employees are hugely passionate about supporting children’s and educational charities, particularly as figures from the United Nations show that around 617 million children and adolescents around the world are unable to reach minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics as a result of Covid-19.
“Underpinning our belief that we are all stronger when working together and driven by our values, this represents an opportunity for all of us to make a significant difference by forming lasting partnerships with educational charities in the locations where we operate. We hope and expect that we can make a positive difference and help children around the world reach their potential.”
The Maximising Potential initiative forms part of the JTC Supports programme, JTC’s platform for encouraging and supporting employee-led community action around the world. Further information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3k9mOfM.