Our Proco+ initiative aims to promote positive outcomes across the business based on four themes: learning, wellbeing, giving back, and culture. For this quarter, our theme was giving back, which prompted the celebration of Halloween through bake sales across our global offices.
Each office that took part had a Halloween-themed bake sale, bringing in both sweet and savoury goods, to raise money for their chosen charities. The organisations that were chosen for each office helped local residents in some way, from supporting homeless people and those less fortunate, to providing relief for natural disasters.
The Brighton Team had a bake sale to raise money for the St. Pete & St. James’ hospice. There was were many different kinds of items on offer, ranging from focaccia bread to lemon drizzle cake. The team managed to raise £70 in total for the local hospice, which the office have a strong relationship with, having supported them in many different ways throughout the year.
In Hong Kong, with graveyard themed cakes, skeleton cupcakes, and more on offer, the team raised HKD$850 for the ImpactHK charity. Under the motto “#kindnessmatters”, the charity is an NGO that supports homeless people in Hong Kong, helping to serve food and find housing and employment opportunities. The organisation support around 400 homeless individuals and serve over 1500 meals per week to those who are in need.
Proco London raised £119 for the Little Village charity, an organisation that provides equipment and clothing for children under 5. The London team have worked with the charity before in the past – most recently volunteering at the Camden Branch for Proco+ Day. The baked goods on offer included a graveyard chocolate cake, pistachio squares, and apple and cinnamon cake.
Los Angeles served up some Halloween-themed cupcakes and brownie bites, donating the earnings of $85 to the California Community Foundation, helping to provide relief and assist with the recovery process. The charity and cause is dear to the hearts of Proco Los Angeles, with one team member having had to evacuate during the wildfires that occurred in Southern California in June earlier this year.
Huge congratulations to the offices for raising so much money and awareness for their chosen charities. Stay tuned for what Proco plans for our next Proco+ Day, with the theme of wellbeing!
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