We held our fourth annual Global IMPACT Day last week with 1,000+ members of our DocuFamily volunteering at more than 60 nonprofits locations in 21 cities around the world. This included first-time events in Frankfurt and Washington D.C. and the addition of many events in Chicago led by our new SpringCM colleagues!
Our DocuSign IMPACT initiative is dedicated to using the resources of DocuSign – our People, our Products and our Profits – to transform our communities, and our annual Global IMPACT Day focuses our intentions on that objective in a concentrated and culture-defining way.
Below you will find some highlights from the various team leaders around the world.
“Boston team members got a jump on Global IMPACT Day by participating in Light the Night, a walk benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to cure blood cancers and support patients and their families.” – Karen Herman
“The Chicago team spent time organising the professional clothing room for Cara – an organisation that helps people affected by poverty, recovery, domestic violence, episodic homelessness, and incarceration to get and keep quality jobs and rebuild hope and opportunity. Meanwhile, our other groups raised awareness for The People’s Music School or spent the afternoon at the Anti-Cruelty Society animal shelter socialising with puppies and crafting enrichment toys using common everyday materials.” – Jackie Keith
“The small, but mighty Cleveland group volunteered at the West Side Catholic Center, serving breakfast and lunch and helped clients shop for items such as clothing and household supplies. The Center serves as a shelter, temporary housing, rehousing project, job training, medical services and has a shop for essentials. It was a great way to spend the day – sharing kindness with others. It’s something much needed in the world today.” – Julie McCoy
“DocuSign Dublin made waves cleaning up Bull Island beach, went barking mad with the dogs at the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruetly to Animals, and had a ball helping create the winter wonderland at Barretstown camp for children with serious illnesses. Others team members participated in bake sales, a food rescue project, Royal Canal clean up, renovation work at a community center, and raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.” – Orla Mai Gleeson and Clara Friggeri
“DocuSign Germany had their first Global IMPACT Day and went to ‘Bärenherzstiftung’, a Children’s Hospital for seriously ill children. The team did a variety of beautification projects both inside and outside of the facility and was very proud to present them with a check from the DocuSign IMPACT Foundation to support their important work.” – Sascha Heinrich
“The Houston team supported CompuDopt’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser. The event helped raise over $90,000 which will enable CompuDopt to provide technology access and education to 542 students in under-served communities in the Houston and Galveston areas.” – Angie Halderman
“DocuSign London celebrated for the third year in a row with longtime partner The Selby Trust. The team spent the day painting fences and the Community Sports Hall, building an external shelter and purchasing much needed food supplies for the food bank which distributes to local families in need. We had the opportunity to meet up with familiar faces at The Trust who were pleased to see DocuSign IMPACT making a return and commented on the great work we had done in previous years, which was really gratifying.” – Jacqueline de Gernier
“The Melbourne DocuSign team worked hard in the kitchen dicing, chopping, rolling out pastry, making quiches and sausage rolls and packing cooked meals to contribute to the 5,000 meals Fareshare produces each day for people in need.” – Cassie Walker
“The New York team braved the season’s first snowstorm during IMPACT Day, but that didn’t stop us from hard work at God’s Love We Deliver. Especially with Thanksgiving around the corner, we were was busy on the baking shift: scooping cookie dough, making mini cakes, and assembling fruit crisps.If anything, the harsh weather outside only added to the festive spirit inside the kitchen.” – Laurie Paguio
“In below freezing temperatures and sub-zero wind chill, the team returned to the Ottawa Mission again this year. With these frigid temperatures, the Mission – which provides food, clothing, shelter and life-changing programs – is at 105% capacity. Our DocuSigners made more than 150 sandwiches for the Mission.” – Jeff Goold
“In our main event, thirty participants from the Paris team raced to raise money for Optim’Autisme, an organisation that supports families of autistic children. Previously, Ilhame organised a lunch-and-learn with the founder of the organisation and led a fundraising campaign which (with the double-match from the DocuSign IMPACT Foundation) raised €5,000 Euros! A small crew also helped a community garden with painting projects to protect the structures during winter.” – Christel Triolo
“The team had a jam packed day of assembling 40 duffle bags, or “Sweet Bags,” full of necessities and goodies for children in Philadelphia’s foster care system. Afterwards they dressed up to support the March of Dimes at the organisation’s Signature Chefs Auction.” – Julie McCoy
San Francisco / Bay Area
“Employees supported 10 organisations across the Bay Area in activities ranging from making stocking for animals, creating supply kits to help prevent the spread of AIDS, HIV, and HepC, serving breakfast to families whose children are hospitalised with serious illnesses, working with energetic fourth graders to create and record podcasts celebrating nature, and designing placements for seniors who will receive Thanksgiving meals delivered to their homes.” – Kalani Hicks
“DocuSign Brazil visited Liga Solidária, a non-profit that supports more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and elderly in situations of high social vulnerability through education and citizenship programs. Thirteen DocuSigners played the Jumanji game with 70 children to help them develop or improve social skills, communication and logical reasoning.” – Anna Cotta
“With over 400 team members participating in Global IMPACT Day, Seattle volunteered with fourteen different local organisations. One of the groups spent their morning supporting the garden team at the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation. Alongside Dan Springer and his mother, volunteers helped fulfill the foundation’s mission to protect and enhance the urban green space and the park’s plant collection.” – Kelly Hinderberger and Andrew Kipper
“DocuSign SoCal was small but mighty. The crew helped Union Station Homeless Services prepare and serve lunch to 60 of their shelter residents. We all feel grateful and humbled after this experience.” – David Bean
“The Sydney team supported three local charities this year. One group worked hard assembling goods, boxing products and wrapping for House with No Steps, an organisation that supports people with intellectual, mental health, sensory and physical disabilities. Meanwhile, volunteers for Operation Christmas Child packed more than 3,200 love-filled shoe boxes for delivery to boys and girls in extremely disadvantaged environments. And finally, the crew at the Waiora School, which provides educational program for students with moderate to high support needs, had an epic day improving the school grounds, including mowing, gardening, cleaning the gym, scrubbing the kitchen and ovens.” – Cassie Walker
“In Israel, DocuSigners volunteered at a school for children on the Autism spectrum. Each volunteer escorted a child between different activity stations with a task or challenge to accomplish. The children returned home happy and tired, and we went back to the office with an experience we’ll never forget.” – Ari Seror
“As the first IMPACT Day at the new DocuSign Japan office, we volunteered with Family House and created Danish-style Christmas ornaments called “Julehjeter.” We hope that our work will help to bring the season’s joy and smiles to children and family experiencing difficult times.” – Yuka Maruyama
“DocuSign Warrenville packed meals for hundreds of children in only two hours for Dupage Pages – an organisation that provides interim and permanent housing and support services to end homelessness.” – Ann Bell
“The D.C. team celebrated its first ever IMPACT day with nearly a dozen employees supporting Homeward Trails, a local animal shelter in Northern Virginia. We helped with cleaning and setting up their expansion facility to house more animals. Afterwards, we enjoyed a little fun at Top Golf. Golf balls are hard to follow in the snow.” – Mat Berthet
For more information about DocuSign’s IMPACT initiative, visit our website.