For DocuSign’s third annual Global IMPACT Day last week, we had almost one thousand members of our DocuFamily out volunteering at more than 60 different non-profits locations in 20 cities around the world. Our IMPACT initiative is dedicated to transforming lives by transforming non-profit organisations, and this global day of service is a powerful (and fun!) way to focus our shared energy and passion against that aim.
Below you will find some highlights from the various team leaders around the world. It is by no means a complete list, but it will give you a sense of our IMPACT, which even included a celebrity cameo appearance and commensurate good vibrations. Check out the Facebook album for more photos and stories.
“For IMPACT Day, the Atlanta group volunteered with Lighthouse Family Retreat serving families living with childhood cancer by creating caring, supportive environments on seaside retreats. It was our third time volunteering with this wonderful organisation.” – Susan Ross
“We had a tremendous day in Dublin at several local non-profits, helping to beautify the city, clean up the beach, and packing bags with Temple Street. We even had a celebrity endorser stop by to supervise our efforts!” – Maria Dillon
“We spent the day at CompUDopt, a Houston-based organisation committed to furthering educational opportunities for children who otherwise would not have access to technology at home. Team Houston spent the day at their warehouse preparing PC’s to be given away to children of families who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August. On December 2 CompuDopt will be giving away 100’s of PC’s to children, just in time for the holidays!” – Angie Halderman
“This is our second year at the Selby Trust in Tottenham whose services include the local food bank, services for people with HIV/AIDS, housing support, return to work services, and so on. We helped to “fill a skip” to clean up the premises and also donated food to the food bank. It was a great day for us.” – Denise Morales
“So proud of the DocuSign Melbourne team who volunteered at the Hamodava Cafe providing free food to people from all walks of life, especially those living on the margins of society. The team helped by waiting on tables, preparing food, cleaning up and welcoming people with a big warm smile. Small team, big IMPACT. I look forward to this day every year!” – Rola Almalak
New York City
“The NYC Team had a meaningful day volunteering with Goddard Riverside Community Center to deliver meals to long-time New York seniors who count on this important program to be able to live independently in their homes. Volunteers are critical for Goddard to administer 26 programs for 17,000 Manhattan residents annually, so we were glad to lend a hand.” – Laurie Paguio
“Here is a picture of us at the Ottawa Mission with the 5 bins of sandwiches that we made. The sandwiches will be used for after meal snacks for those who have missed the mealtimes as well as being used in bagged lunches for those who have started working again but do not have the means to provide themselves with a takeaway lunch. The Mission serves up to 1600 sandwiches a week, and we were glad to lend a hand.” – Jeff Goold
“The Paris team celebrated our third IMPACT day with several different activities. We cleaned up the forest of Meudon with PikPik Environnement and the French National Forest Office. The dream team was invited for a drink by the owner of a restaurant in front of the forest, as he was super happy with their work. We also beautified “the Jardin des Coteaux” with Graine de Jardin and got toys ready for children with the French Red Cross. Vinay Ram also volunteered during his PTO in Jordan with the International Rescue Committee to help Syrian Refugees. It was a great effort by everyone!” – Ilhame Mahrouch
“We had a great Impact event at the Philadelphia SPCA. What a wonderful organisation, who makes such an impact. Thanks to everyone who also donated and requested a match from the IMPACT Foundation!” – Kelley Pidhirsky & Julie McCoy
“Over 320 employees spent the day volunteering at 14 different nonprofits across SF and Oakland, on activities such as washing dogs, serving meals, cleaning science exhibits, inspiring students, creating artwork, and beautifying our parks. Today our employees met incredible individuals, heard stories of strength and hope, learned about the missions of these incredible nonprofits, and shared some love in an IMPACTful day of service.” – Megan Soldati
“We had a very nice Impact Day here in Brazil volunteering with elderly people. It was a day to exchange experiences and then dance (a lot!). We had a wonderful time!” – Tais Neves
“From planting trees native to the region to crafting golf clubs for children to preparing 4,000 shoes for those without them, almost 500 of us mobilised to serve our community at 17 sites throughout the area to achieve our goal of making an IMPACT. Cliff Avril of the Seahawks even gave us a pep talk the day before! It was a great day, and hats off to the various leaders, especially Andrew Kipper who made it all happen!” – Ryan Adkins
“The Sydney team rocked IMPACT Day in the Samaritan’s Purse Warehouse. We packaged up 5,600 care packages that will be shipped out to children in desperate need this Christmas. The team excelled in demonstrating the best DocuSign spirit!” – Cassie Walker
“For the third year in a row, we went out as one large group for our IMPACT mission. This year we worked with an organization called Bar Dror that has houses for autistic and intellectually disabled people of all ages (from 12 to 86). 40 of the residents joined 35 of us (well over 50% participation rate for Israel today). They were 40 amazing people with great hearts that most of us have never exchanged a word nor had any interaction with. It was a great lesson for many of us as of how the community and individuals should treat people with special needs.” – Tal Yas’ur
“For our service, 13 DocuSign Japan employees volunteered at Family House in Tokyo. Each of us created two teddy bears out of towels, wrote personal messages about the bear, and wrapped it up with candies for children undergoing cancer treatments staying at the Family House. It was a humbling experience to try and bring a smile to children and their parents that are facing difficult times. All of us from DocuSign Japan had a great time volunteering and learned the importance of supporting Family House.” – Yuka Maruyama
“I’m a remote employee, but I wasn’t going to miss Global IMPACT Day! For the third year in a row, I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Today we rebuilt a deck for an elderly widow. It was cold and rainy, and we were soaked and muddy by the end of the day. But it was worth to see the look on her face when we finished!” – Kate Goldfeder
“We volunteered at Ronald McDonald house both in Chicago and Wheaton as well as Feed My Starving Children. It was a great day!” – Ann Bell
That’s a wrap for another DocuSign Global IMPACT Day! To find out more about the initiative, visit our IMPACT page.