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Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Omnicom Cares lends a helping hand in Asia

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

The Omnicom Cares program is about understanding that every child matters and there is work each of us can do to help. To spread the word and raise awareness and money, we talk about our programs and our events on this website, on our Facebook page and throughout the organization. Sometimes however, there is no need for words. A picture says it all.

These remarkable images tell the story of Nur Salam, a 24 hour drop-in and crisis center that provides a safe and healthy environment for children in the Chow Kit district of Kuala Lumpur. Initially started as a day care center, Nur Salam was opened in 2001 by the Malaysian Department of Welfare. The expanded center  opened officially in April 2007 as a program of Yayasan Salam Malaysia, with PAKK a key partner.

Over 460 children are currently registered with Nur Salam, most coming after school and on weekends. Increasingly, children are staying in the dormitory space as well. Over time, Nur Salam hopes to help these children grow into happy, healthy, productive adults.

To help this amazing facility, OmnicomCares raised more than $11,000 USD to support and maintain their essential programs. We were able to raise that money through an auction (video highlights here) as well as a very successful event held at Nur Salam itself.

Keeping tabs on OmnicomCares

Friday, November 6th, 2009

We just wanted to put a quick post up today to let you know that you can easily follow OmnicomCares’ efforts – both today and in the future. We are on twitter and facebook, and will be posting pictures live from the event, as well as follow-up announcements from our Yonkers efforts. This will also be the place where you can be alerted to future efforts… so if you’re on either of those platforms, we hope you’ll follow us.

More Events From Abroad

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

On October 31st in Shanghai, our Diversified Agency Services (DAS) partnered with Unisono Field Marketing to create a special service event: the Omnicom Charity Soccer Tournament, inspired by Simon Dalby, President of DAS Asia Pacific.

132 people from ten Omnicom agencies in China attended this day of fun and fulfillment raising funds for the charity “Braille Without Borders” (BWB). BWB is run by Sabriye Tenberken to enable blind people to become self-sufficient and able to make a positive contribution to the society in which they live. Sabriye, blind herself from the age of 12, has been recognized by the Chinese Government as one of the most influential foreign experts in China over the past three decades.

The format of the event was a knock-out, five-a-side soccer tournament. Each team brought their own cheerleaders and there was a charity auction as well as family activities. Each agency found creative ways to donate money, from pledging dollars per goal scored, raffle prizes or even most impressive cheerleading routine. Looks like a great time, and wish we could’ve been there to film it ourselves! Great job!

To learn more about the Braille Without Borders project or to donate, please click here. And if you’re with an Omnicom Agency and have a Service Day to tell us about, please let us know so we can share it as well.