24 November 2015
Sunday, 22 November marked the international day of social action and giving for Mitzvah Day 2015.
Telereal Trillium once again took part by supporting homeless charity, St Mungo’s Broadway.
Every year an astounding 37,000+ people take part in activities in the run up to Mitzvah Day and on the day itself, giving their time and support by taking part in numerous social action initiatives, underpinned by Mitzvah Day’s mission to reduce hardship and poverty, care better for the environment, and give a little joy.
As part of its commitment to support St Mungo’s Broadway, volunteers from Telereal Trillium spent time providing drop-in IT sessions at the Recovery College. The Recovery College, based in Southwark, offers a variety of free courses aimed at people who have experienced homelessness. The college provides safe and inclusive learning opportunities, supporting recovery through involvement in learning.
Graham Edwards, Chief Executive at Telereal Trillium said: “It is wonderful to see how each year our employees choose to use their skills to help others. As a company, we pride ourselves on being a responsible business and we are very pleased to be able to play our part in supporting Mitzvah Day and the many individuals that it impacts.”
Susan Cain, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Telereal Trillium said: “Running an IT workshop gives our staff the opportunity to share their computer skills and learn more about the charity and the lives of St Mungo’s Broadway clients as they work one-to-one on tasks and interact over lunch. It’s a great opportunity to be able to help the individuals with their real life IT skills and support them on their journey to recovery and getting back into the workplace.”
Leila Persaud, Recovery College Coordinator at St Mungo’s Broadway said: “One-to-one coaching in IT skills is a valuable, but rare opportunity at the Recovery College and so a big “thank you” is offered to the staff of Telereal Trillium for sharing their time and expertise with our students so freely. We very much look forward to the continued partnership, and to celebrating Mitzvah Day again next year.”
Mitzvah Day founder and chair, Laura Marks applauded Telereal Trillium on its achievements, saying: “It’s evident that this project was successful in how it touched the lives of the clients at the Recovery College and as a result will have real, lasting impact throughout the year.”
This is the 4th consecutive year that Telereal Trillium has supported St Mungo’s Broadway as part of their Mitzvah Day volunteering activity.