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And finally… the book drive was a success too!

November 15th, 2010

We wanted to extend a final (and special) thanks to Omnicom, its employees and its vendors, who together raised $4500 for books for the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Microsociety School in Yonkers. This money will cover the books requested by the school’s principal, as well as provide a little extra to purchase the additional “nice to have” books that weren’t even an option before. Great job, everyone!

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Upcoming Service Day in Budapest

August 19th, 2010

In conjunction with the Omnicom European Financial Conference, volunteers from all over the globe will be working together on September 11th to revitalize parts of the Kids Village outside of Budapest, Hungary.

The Kids Village was founded in 1957 and looks after children of all ages, sexes, abilities and nationalities. It is based in Fót which is approximately twenty minutes from the center of Budapest and set in 40 hectares of park land which is open to the general public. There a number of residential, educational and medical buildings on the site used by the Kids Village.

Omnicom volunteers will be painting murals, building an outside play area and small animal enclosure, building a ‘World Compass’ garden and assembling furniture to be used in a facility recently renovated by the Kids Village.

Please check out these ‘before’ pictures of the site as well as the sketches for some of the work to be performed:

For more on this event check back soon as we’ll continue to post information.  To become involved in the future, please click on ‘Get Involved’.

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OmnicomCares Project Service Day a Success

June 17th, 2010

On behalf of the OmnicomCares team and the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, we would like to thank every volunteer that joined in the 2010 Service Project Day in Las Vegas on June 13th. This year’s service project was an enormous success. Nearly 150 volunteers proved once again that many hands make light work. The St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a remarkable facility with an extraordinary mission and history. It was a privilege to partner with them and with the team from Care Force, Hello Las Vegas and our sponsors. 

There was no shortage of praise for the work done at the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, but as Dennis Hewitt, Omnicom Group Treasurer and OmnicomCares volunteer, reminds us, the real value of each service project is the impact we are able to make on the lives of children today and tomorrow .

We would also like to thank you for supporting the OmnicomCares program online, on Facebook and at past events. We hope you are able to join us for the next service project.

Photos from the day:

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OmnicomCares Teams Up With St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

June 14th, 2010

On June 12th, the OmnicomCares program will proudly join forces with St. Jude’s, Care Force, Perini Building Company and a host of local and national sponsors to revitalize the Boulder City St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Campus. More than 140 volunteers are expected to participate in this year’s service project, which coincides with Omnicom Group’s annual Financial Conference in Las Vegas.- Volunteers will refurbish one of the facility’s primary public buildings, including the Ranch’s Recycled Greeting Card mailroom where children recycle old greeting cards to earn money, conserve paper and spread joy.

A preview of the June 12th Service Day from OmnicomCare’s own Tracy Held.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children was initially founded in 1967 and has provided healing and nurturing for more than 1,000 children during its celebrated history of healing and caring. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has three campuses in Nevada and Texas whose focus is to provide nurturing in a safe home-like environment where children can learn life skills to start new lives with new chances, new choices and new hope. At the Boulder City campus, the Ranch also runs a recycled Greeting Card program where the children participate in making the new cards by removing the front of a used card and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children and volunteers. During this year’s service day, volunteers will painting the entire mailroom building, replacing damaged or missing light fixtures, replacing ceiling tiles, setting up new racks and re-organizing donation areas, removing trash and weeds from the property, and providing new computers and furniture for the classroom.

For more information about this year’s event or how you can become involved in the future, visit bookmark www.OmnicomCares.com and visit the OmnicomCares Facebook page.

To date, sponsors for this year’s event include:

Perini Building Company – www.perini.com

CDW – www.cdw.com

Sarcom – www.sarcom.com

AFD – www.afd-inc.com

Getty Images – www.gettyimages.com

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St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Anticipates Service Day

June 12th, 2010

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Director of Communications, Sarah Sheehan was nice enough to drop by (virtually speaking) and tell us more about the upcoming service day project at the Ranch on Saturday. Take a moment to watch Sarah’s short interview.

Also, to learn more about the Ranch and the remarkable work that St. Jude’s does for children around the country and to join the cause, visit them on Facebook here

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