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IFC Footprint Commitment

Donations

 

Since 2003, IFC, as part of the World Bank Group, has worked with the World Bank Community Connections Fund (WBCCF) to facilitate charitable giving by IFC staff.  Among other things, WBCCF oversees the allocation of charitable donations raised via the Bank’s annual workplace giving program, known as the Community Connections Campaign.  Staff make campaign donations via payroll deductions or cash and also organize special fund-raising events.

 

The 2014 Community Connections Campaign (CCC) set a new record in terms of staff participation and donations. Over 64% of staff participated in the FY14 CCC, exceeding the campaign goal of 55% staff participation and raising over $2.5 million in donations. In addition, a record number of country offices—30-- participated in this year’s campaign, donating over $80,000 —a  60% increase from 2014.  Read more about it here.

 

In addition, as part of the World Bank Group's overall commitment to strengthening communities, IFC headquarters hosts several in-kind donation drives every year including a clothing drive that benefits Goodwill DC and a bi-monthly office supply drive that benefits local charitable organizations. IFC also partners with other World Bank Group offices on a holiday gift drive for organizations that work with underprivileged DC metropolitan area children and a bike drive benefiting the organization Bikes for the World.

 

In addition, as part of the World Bank Group's overall commitment to strengthening communities,  IFC headquarters hosts several in-kind donation drives every year including a clothing drive that benefits Goodwill DC and a bi-monthly office supply drive that benefits local charitable organizations.  IFC also partners with other World Bank Group offices on a holiday gift drive for organizations that work with underprivileged DC metropolitan area children and a bike drive benefiting the organization Bikes for the World.

 

IFC offices all over the world also organize donation drives for local organizations and schools.  Some examples include:
 

Argentina (Buenos Aires) Toys to local NGO, Fundación Garrahan, for children in local hospital
 
Bolivia (La Paz) Annual Christmas raffle to raise funds for the needy
 
Brazil (Sao Paulo) Paper and dental supplies to the community through NGOs
 
China (Chengdu) Computers to a government agency
 
China (Hong Kong) General household goods to local charities from IFC staff leaving Hong Kong to return home. Also on-going blood donations for Red Cross
 
Columbia (Bogota) Food to elderly homes
 
Egypt (Cairo) Furniture from office move donated locally
 
Kenya (Nairobi) Food, clothes and various items for two Children's Home (Orphanages)
 
Peru (Lima) On-going recycling program — Fundades — which contributes to local social programs
 
Senegal (Dakar) Computers to a high school
 
Turkey (Istanbul) Medical equipment, toys and clothes to a center for mentally disabled children as well as a day-care center
 
Ukraine (Kyiv) Computer equipment to an orphanage and a children's cultural center
 
Vietnam (Hanoi) Computers to local NGOs and charity organizations
 
Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) Desktops and laptops donated to a local business association charity
 
Washington, DC On-going and annual donation drives, including unused toiletries from airline packs and clothing for homeless population; office supplies for local schools and NGOs; toys for at-risk children

 

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