OpenX Cares returned Wednesday, June 15th, after a successful first year, to kick off the summer season. Across the globe we joined together for a day of philanthropy, teaming up with local nonprofits in our communities to give back.
The inaugural 2015 event included volunteer activities that met the unique needs of each of the broader OpenX communities. We continued the trend with this year’s initiatives teaming up with the Newham Foodbank in London, GrowNYC in New York, Heal the Bay in Los Angeles and Ronald McDonald House in Menlo Park.
OpenXers spent the day working with these local organizations to give back to the community. From assembling food packages for UK communities, to improving the urban farms of NYC and cleaning the beaches of LA, the second annual OpenX Cares Day was an enormous success.
While some of us explored the heart of the NY Harbour on a ferry trip to Governors Island, and others spent a few hours walking along the coast on Santa Monica Beach, it was much more than just a day of service.
Take a look at what we accomplished at OpenX Cares 2016:
In London, our team worked with The Newham Foodbank to create non-perishable food supplies that help individuals and families in crisis. Each care package assembled by our team served a person in need enough nutritionally balanced food for at least 3 days.
In New York City, OpenX teamed with GrowNYC to help build “learning gardens.” Learning Gardens serve as an education tool to teach local students about the importance of nature and maintaining green spaces, especially in an urban environment.
Pasadena & Culver City
The Pasadena and Culver City teams joined together with the Heal the Bay organization to clean up Santa Monica Beach, collecting over 300 pounds of trash and more than 4,000 cigarette butts along the shoreline.
In Menlo Park, our team worked with the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to assist with relocating the organization to their new building, while also assisting with renovations in the space.