Global Community Day (GCD)
Every year, Citi employees all over the world are encouraged to go out on a single day and do their bit for community. For GCD in Singapore, we organise a number of community activities to benefit different Voluntary Welfare Organisations leading up to GCD.
In 2011, more than 4,500 staff and their families volunteered with 10 VWOs in the month of October, reaching out to more than 3,000 beneficiaries. In partnership with South East Community Development Council, volunteers assembled study tables, set up lamps and distributed donated books to underprivileged children to improve their study environment. A finale event also rallied more than 3,000 volunteers who made a record 1,000 teddy bears for donation to children who are receiving treatment at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, the largest children hospital in Singapore.
In 2012, Global Community Day was held in joint celebration with Citi 200th anniversary on 16 June. More than 6,000 Singapore volunteers participated in 27 community activities benefiting 11 nonprofit organizations over two weeks. As part of a mass charity workout, Citi pledged 35,000 bowls of rice for needy families in the South East district of Singapore. More than S$110,000 was also raised through ten department charity bazaars in support of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.