2016 Global Day of Service

Crawford® Global Day of Service 2016 – Giving Back in a Big Way!

Crawford & Company® employees, family members, partners and friends, joined forces in a significant global effort on Saturday, October 15, in its 8th Annual Global Day of Service.  While photos and reports from the worldwide service projects are still coming in, more than 193 coordinated service projects were conducted by Crawford teams.

In Atlanta, where Crawford’s Atlanta Support Center is located, Crawford volunteers teamed up with Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta City Council for “Plantlanta,” the first-ever, city-wide tree planting event. The Crawford team of 130 volunteers, which comprised “Plantlanta’s” largest volunteer contingent, planted 78 new trees in three hours in areas near downtown Atlanta. Photo Gallery:  https://goo.gl/photos/qMQwZT9kBCdwFx4i7

Our thanks to all of those around the world who gave their time and effort to give back to our communities!

View our global photo galleries (stay tuned as more photos are still coming in).

Some of the many Crawford service projects that were conducted around the world include the following. Click on links to view each project locations’ photo gallery.

  • In Jacksonville, FL nearly 80 Contractor Connection® employees and their families helped beautify the grounds of the Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach. The Center provides numerous programs and activities in areas of recreation, the arts and education, free of charge to low- to moderate-income families and children in the community.  Volunteers took on various tasks, from cleaning playground equipment, picnic tables and sidewalks to landscaping and laying hundreds of bags of mulch in the playground area. Contractor Connection network partner contractors also joined in to build park benches at the center’s basketball court and softball field, storage shelves for interior closets, and a trophy case in the front lobby. They also donated ballet bars for the center’s dance class. Leading up to the event, Contractor Connection employees donated dozens of items, including snacks and sports equipment for children. https://goo.gl/photos/oQhAnCZZVRoiDSjQ6
  • About 130 Contractor Connection network contractors nationwide registered to participate alongside Crawford and Contractor Connection employees by participating in their own volunteer projects.
  • GCG® volunteers in Lake Success, NY painted the gym walls at the Woodward Children's Center. https://goo.gl/photos/3Z4xDqzgHZi1CQEA8
  • In Orlando, FL, Crawford partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for a deserving family in their local community. https://goo.gl/photos/dnjp2ytRe4UkuDPL7
  • In Brea, CA, at the OC Food Bank, volunteers stocked shelves and packed boxes for the local food shelter. https://goo.gl/photos/bE1h7rmgWCkY6WRm7
  • Crawford volunteers in Schaumburg, IL assisted the Clearbrook Bowling League for adults with intellectual disabilities in Elk Grove Village, IL. https://goo.gl/photos/S15opf15xRhSoH7k9
  • In Berkeley Heights, NJ, at the Sage Eldercare facility, volunteers prepared meals, and took part in activity planning with the residents, as well as organized its activity center. https://goo.gl/photos/DopLeerfBQj1HK8R6
  • In Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Crawford volunteers held a food drive for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
  • In Sunrise, FL, Broadspire® volunteers chose the SOS Children's Village as their service recipient; volunteers painted the conference room, checked Christmas lights to prepare for a holiday event, gathered and delivered hygiene products and other essentials for the residents. https://goo.gl/photos/9LFvjyj8K2JnNSZz9
  • In Charlotte, NC, volunteers held a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
  • In Chicago, IL, Broadspire volunteers supported the Pacific Garden Mission Homeless Shelter; volunteers made beds, organized hangers, mopped and swept floors, helped in the kitchen with lunch preparation and clean up. https://goo.gl/photos/RHT5CjjHzA3FWWnz5
  • In Lake Zurich, IL, Broadspire volunteers donated their time and efforts to the Habitat for Humanity in Gurnee, IL; volunteers provided assistance at the ReStore, unloading carts, stocking shelves, cleaning, as well as assisting customers. https://goo.gl/photos/bPPWdmzKwNVdLCjN8
  • In Livonia, MI, volunteers worked with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan; volunteers returned to support this organization which serves hungry people in the community.  This year, the volunteers collected 70 pounds of food, which the organization stated would provide approximately 58 meals to those in need.
  • In New Orleans, LA, Broadspire volunteers chose WEEN DREAM, a nonprofit organization that donates Halloween costumes to children with special needs (physical and mental challenges), in foster care, are homeless or have suffered a catastrophic event (house fire, flooding, etc.).  The office collected costumes over the course of the week, then delivered them to the organization’s headquarters. https://goo.gl/photos/m2KEZFWA7bVsnmjk7
  • In Orlando, FL, volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity to paint a newly-built home for a deserving family in our community.    https://goo.gl/photos/dnjp2ytRe4UkuDPL7
  • In Dublin, OH, GCG® volunteers worked with the Ronald McDonald House; volunteers provided a team of people to come help clean the House, as well as assist in serving dinner to the residents. https://goo.gl/photos/VVrvhj8J3iii7yLP8
  • In Tallahassee, FL, GCG-Settlement Services, Inc. volunteers selected The Kearney Center (Homeless Shelter); and assisted in preparing and serving meals to residents. https://goo.gl/photos/2erBmhhfSC4xHDM76
  • In Tampa, FL at Metropolitan Ministries, Crawford volunteers served poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco & Polk Counties of Tampa, FL area. https://goo.gl/photos/8NmD32LAv1ZhBb1C6
  • In Lake Success, NY, GCG volunteers painted the lower walls of gym at the Woodward Children’s Center. https://goo.gl/photos/3Z4xDqzgHZi1CQEA8
  • In London, UK, Crawford volunteers selected the Ronald McDonald House as their service recipient, where volunteers cooked dinner for families of sick children. https://goo.gl/photos/v8zzRn7VFiTzhcoZ8
  • In Manchester, UK, volunteers chose Coffee 4 Craig and assisted the local charity with an event, providing help serving food, drinks, & entertainment. https://goo.gl/photos/gr5xcwwNiRRBB9No7
  • In Mexico at the Mexican Association of Assistance to children with cancer, volunteers assisted with children's activities such as reading, playing, and talking to relatives; delivered small gifts to each child.  https://goo.gl/photos/BpNeZoh5LM3CqPpr7
  • In Newcastle, UK, a charity bike ride collected funds in aid of Epilepsy Action. Additionally, a Coffee Morning fundraiser in the office, raising more than £500 for the same organization. https://goo.gl/photos/cgPedTdySMykayu99
  • In Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, two projects were held. For the Belfast Food Bank, volunteers donated food and made food collection parcels. For the Marie Curie Cancer Shop, volunteers collected clothing for distribution in their stores. https://goo.gl/photos/wtBA8G3gfkbsgBsKA
  • In Milan, Italy, Crawford volunteers prepared and served Sunday dinner for the homeless. Volunteers also held a charity collection for the earthquake victims in Amatrice, Italy. https://goo.gl/photos/v435W5vLNp41ZPzc9
  • In the Netherlands, Crawford volunteers spent the Day of Service working with the physically- and mentally-challenged people who work in their building. Volunteers collected a monetary donation for the recipients, and took over their work for the day, scanning documents, computer work, etc. https://goo.gl/photos/DM9UdkUh6LFqjeUa6
  • In Norway, Handball for All was the service recipient.  Volunteers arranged a market/auction of used items to raise money for a handball team consisting of disabled pensioners.
  • In Warsaw, Poland, Crawford Polska partnered with “Na Paluchu” animal shelter in Warsaw. This is the largest animal shelter in Poland, maybe even in Europe; they provide shelter for approximately 4,000 animals per year! Volunteers' main task was walking the dogs and volunteers also took part in a short talk about animal behavior and care. https://goo.gl/photos/AsmuXRLT96avJgSt6
  • In Barcelona, Spain, volunteers helped to fence an organic garden for a foundation that cares for people with severe disabilities.
  • In Bilbao, Spain, Crawford volunteers collected food for those less fortunate in their community. https://goo.gl/photos/6mdaSy2aM9jo6spS7
  • In Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Sclerosis Association Denmark (SAD), in Copenhagen, Crawford volunteers were given several tasks:  One group was specific guidelines and provided ideas for a marketing campaign for association fundraising; the second group was given a challenge to swap out an item valued at $4 USD - they raised $200 USD in just three hours for the cause.                               https://goo.gl/photos/9iiHZG4yirfzxfua8
  • In Madrid, Spain, volunteers took a walk in the countryside and spent time playing games and interacting with disabled people in community. https://goo.gl/photos/4m41VduVh2oTWZVdA
  • In Chennai, India, volunteers chose Asha - The Hope Orphanage Children's Home and the Old Age Welfare Home in Chennai; volunteers provided lunch, clothing, medicine, books, etc. and recreational activities for approximately 100 children and 30 HIV-affected widows in residence at the facilities. https://goo.gl/photos/nU3cYbJW4Q4dAFEw6
  • In Jakarta, Indonesia, it was Clean Up Jakarta Day; volunteers collected waste, separated, and recycled the collectables into designated areas.  https://goo.gl/photos/7xBYmZeCt9uAS9uE6
  • In Manila, Philippines, at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly, volunteers donated their time with the elderly, provided them with basic needs/necessities, entertainment (dancing and a magical show) and provided snacks. https://goo.gl/photos/vwcdx39uV1WAVuvNA
  • In Taguig, Manila, Philippines, a second project for Crawford volunteers was held at La Mesa EcoPark, La Mesa Dam Compound, where volunteers planted germinated seeds, potted plants, and composted. https://goo.gl/photos/geb1Wr2PZXkyR41f6
  • In Singapore, at Willing Hearts, Crawford volunteers worked in the kitchen, preparing and cooking food; packing lunch boxes for distribution to poor and elderly service recipients. https://goo.gl/photos/osst5wnNpEryZNDg6
  • In Taipei, Taiwan, volunteers worked at Da An Forest Park, an historical park, cleaning the park which was in need of proper preservation. https://goo.gl/photos/g5PWNr6DuC8swXqw9
  • In Bangkok, Thailand, Crawford volunteers built and improved the Ban Don Chan School playground in relation to its flooring and roofing systems, including fully assisting with all construction materials. https://goo.gl/photos/mq4W1V1zPeydstUo6
  • Throughout Canada, including Kitchener and Grande Prairie, AB, Crawford volunteers supported the National Food Drive for Canadian Thanksgiving, by supporting several local food banks.  In addition, Canadian volunteers gave of their time at the Building Bee Hotel Initiative. Volunteers also planted wild flowers at Crawford Canada’s head office location, beautifying the grounds. https://goo.gl/photos/nUrXq3nTbquKAzQM6
  • In Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Crawford volunteers supported Homeless Veterans (initiative from the Peel Regional Police). Also, in Toronto, Canada, in collaboration with The Good Shepherd Ministries Crawford volunteers organized donations from employees and collected needed items (food, etc.) and cash donations and gift cards for the Homeless Veterans Drive. https://goo.gl/photos/DktxFgE8Ear5NW3P8
  • In New Zealand, the Crawford team shaved for a cause; seven staff members of Crawford & Company New Zealand shaved their heads for a cause, raising a combined total of $16,262 for LBC, a national organization committed to support of patients with blood cancer - leukemia lymphoma, myeloma, or related blood conditions - and their families. Money raised from Shave for a Cure and its other fundraising events support their programmes, research, awareness campaigns, and advocacy.