AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA SA, announced that colleagues in offices around the world will participate in its annual Global Day of Giving on May 10.
The Global Day of Giving, which complements the broader AXA Hearts in Action volunteering program, is an AXA XL employee volunteer day dedicated to supporting the communities where the division has a presence.
AXA XL CEO Greg Hendrick, who will be volunteering in his hometown of Wilton, Conn., for A Better Chance (ABC), a nonprofit that provides residential, social and financial support to talented students from disadvantaged inner city areas, said: “It’s amazing how ABC and other nonprofits around the world make such a significant impact in their communities with limited resources. Having seen firsthand the joy that our efforts on Global Day of Giving bring to nonprofits and their beneficiaries, I’m looking forward to once again joining my AXA XL colleagues in investing our time and energy in such worthy causes.”
Among the more than 300 diverse projects taking place in approximately 70 locations around the world:
- U.S.: AXA XL attorneys in New York will be assisting and guiding low-income clients who have been victims of abuse through the divorce process, while colleagues in Los Angeles will work to preserve one of the last standing wetland ecosystems in Southern California.
- UK: Colleagues in London, including three members of AXA XL’s Leadership Team, will be facilitating a workshop focused on employability skills for 60 students from East London schools.
- Spain: In Madrid, more than 90 colleagues will be involved in a variety of workshops to help children with physical or intellectual disabilities develop motor and social awareness skills such as carpentry, gardening, stamp/printing and floristry.
Since the inception of the Global Day of Giving in 2006, AXA XL employees have performed more than 330,000 hours of community service for hundreds of nonprofit organizations around the world.