This past week, Sabre Holdings, including lastminute.com, employees across Europe traded a day in the office to help the homeless, feed the hungry and champion children as part of Sabre’s Give Time Together campaign, the single largest global volunteer initiative at Sabre.
The annual event which has been in place since 2006 enabled Sabre and lastminute.com employees to collectively and simultaneously participate in more than 33 volunteer events across eight European countries, ringing up a total of more than 700 hours of volunteer time.
In the UK there were 14 volunteer events and Sabre and lastminute.com employees volunteered more than 100 hours. The projects were such a great success that a number of employees have signed up to continue volunteering with the organisations beyond the Give Time Together campaign.
“Every year our employees embrace this campaign with enthusiasm and commitment, and this year was no exception,” said Barbra Anderson, director of Corporate Responsibility at Sabre Holdings. “Their efforts have made Give Time Together week one of the broadest reaching corporate volunteerism programs in the world, which benefits both the communities and charitable organisations we serve, as well as employees themselves who gain a different perspective about the world around them and which ultimately improves our company’s culture and the service we provide our customers.”