As a global company, e2open is in a unique position to have a positive impact that is felt worldwide. This year, we hosted our first annual Charitable Giving Week to empower our teams around the world to participate in charity and volunteer initiatives in the communities where we operate. During the month of September—with an emphasis on the week of September 25—each facility hosted local charity events to help us make this world a better place. Even our remote teams had an opportunity to get involved through e2unite, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) for remote e2open team members around the world.
We are excited to share the accomplishments of our global teams and the impact we were able to make as a company!
Asia-Pacific Region (APAC)
Ginkgo Hall Love Action Food Distribution – Hong Kong
On September 27, our Hong Kong team members volunteered at “Grandma’s Kitchen,” a Gingko House location, where they packed around 100 meals before distributing them to families and the elderly in need in the community.
Laptop and Computer Donation – Hong Kong
From September 18 to 25, the Hong Kong office collected unused laptops, desktops, network switches, and electronic products from e2open team members for recycling and refurbishment. The collective donation was made to the Caritas organization.
Nursing Home Food Donation – China
On September 25, e2open team members in China provided food donations to the local Jin Fu Nursing Home, home to 122 elderly citizens.
Community Center Build for the Elderly – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Between September 25 and 29, e2open collected funds to purchase raw materials to build a local community center for the unattended elderly in the area.
Food Drive – Christchurch, New Zealand
On September 27, team members in Christchurch donated non-perishable food items to the Christchurch City Mission, a social service agency that impacts 60,000 people a year.
Foodbank Donation – Moonee Ponds, Australia
On September 27, team members in Moonee Ponds donated non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and household cleaning items to Foodbank Victoria. Foodbank Victoria is a material aid and food relief not-for-profit organization that provides over 87 million meals nationwide annually to those in need.
Book Drive Donation – Bangalore, India
Employees in Bangalore participated in a book drive donation on September 27, collecting schoolbooks, storybooks, and stationery items for children in need.
Donation Drive – Hyderabad, India
On September 27, team members in Hyderabad donated non-perishable food items, medicine, and daily household needs to the organization, Desire Society. Desire Society is a non-profit organization established to improve the lives of people struggling with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, especially children and women.
Donation Drive – Pune, India
The employees in Pune collected donations of sports equipment for the Kamayani Prashikshan and Sanshodhan Society. This organization works to aid disabled citizens, helping to teach and train students to fulfill their daily activities. This donation took place on September 27.
Breakfast Fundraiser – Dordrecht, Netherlands; Karlsruhe, Germany; and Manchester, United Kingdom
Team members in these EMEA offices hosted breakfast events to help raise donations for local charities in their cities.
Bake Sale Fundraiser – Several EMEA offices
Regionwide, local offices hosted bake sale fundraisers, offering biscuits, cakes, and other sweet treats. Proceeds from these bake sales will go to local charities in their area.
Food Bank Volunteering – Several EMEA offices
Our teammates in Europe also hosted food bank volunteering events to help get emergency food to people in crisis. Volunteers collected, prepared, and distributed food parcels to those in need in the community.
Virtual Giving Fundraiser for Local Food Bank – Austin, Texas
From September 25 to 29, the Austin, Texas, team accepted online monetary donations for the local food bank.
Back-to-School Fundraiser – Dallas, Texas
Between September 25 and 29, the Dallas office collected school supplies and raised funds to support the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas with after-school care. The goal was to raise at least $185 to purchase 24 backpacks for kids in need.
Food Packing at Food Bank – Davenport, Iowa
On September 20, the Davenport team helped to package food in person at Riverbend Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, for individuals and families in need.
In-Office Fundraiser and Toy Collection for Childhood Cancer Institution – Lima, Peru
The Lima, Peru team collected toys and cash donations between September 18 and 21 to purchase diapers and other supplies for low-income children who attend treatments at Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas (INEN), a local institute for children with cancer.
Virtual Giving Fundraiser for Ready for School – Holland, Michigan
From September 25 to 29, team members in the Holland office held a virtual fundraiser for their local Ready for School organization, with proceeds going toward early childhood education in the Holland, MI, area.
Virtual Giving Fundraiser for Education Foundation – Parsippany, New Jersey
From September 25 to 29, team members in the Parsippany office held a virtual fundraiser for their local Education Foundation, with proceeds going towards grants and scholarships for students in the area.
St. Jude Walk-Run National Event – Rogers, Arkansas
St. Jude Walk-Run National event is a virtual walk-run that raises money for childhood cancer. Our Rogers, Arkansas, team members participated in or made monetary donations to virtual exercises and activities hosted by St. Jude. Participation in this virtual event includes tracking steps via St. Jude’s mobile app, where they reached out to friends and family to pledge money for different step goals. This office’s collective goal was to raise $500. This event took place September 25 to 29.
Virtual YouGiveGoods Donations – Atlanta, Georgia; Keego Harbor, Michigan; and Naples, Florida
These offices participated in a virtual goods and food donation event. YouGiveGoods is an innovative giving platform for companies, schools, and groups to make tangible impacts in local communities by getting new, needed goods to charities.
US Offices Raffle – All US offices
Any US-based team members who participated in any of the above charitable events were eligible for entry in a raffle to win one of three prizes. In addition to the top prize, the first-place winner will also get the privilege of choosing the charity to receive the company donation in their area. The winners were selected on October 6.
Inspiring change and positive impact in the community
We all have a responsibility to protect and enrich our planet together, to drive action and change for a better tomorrow. E2open is working to align best practices, environmental stewardship, and socially responsible behaviors into all corners of our business. Charitable Giving Week 2023 inspires change, reinforces our commitment to positive impacts, and upholds our reputation as a company committed to Moving as One. We are excited to continue hosting this event for the foreseeable future!