Synergy’s CSR Snapshot features some of the most recent corporate social responsibility activities that Syniverse has participated in to help make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.
This post is published on behalf of the Syniverse Luxembourg office’s Employee Association.
What was the activity?
Each year ING and the city of Luxembourg host the ING Luxembourg Night Marathon, and this year, as we have done in several past years, the Employee Association of the Syniverse Luxembourg office organized a team to take part. On May 27, we had over 20 runners register to run for the charity Médecins du Monde and join over 15,000 other runners who participated in the race through the streets of Luxembourg City.
What organization(s) did the activity support?
We decided this year to donate to the Luxembourg chapter of Médecins du Monde, or Doctors of the world, an international organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable people and now has over 400 projects in more than 80 countries.
What was accomplished?
To spark even more excitement for our fundraising for the run, we set up each runner with a personal donation web page on which individual donations could be made for that runner. We asked each runner to promote their page and have colleagues, friends and family members sponsor them. We awarded the top fundraisers special prizes, and our biggest fundraiser drew more than €400 (approximately $474) in donations. The personal pages were a big success and helped us exceed our team goal of €2,000 (approximately $2,370) and collect a total of over €2,700 (approximately $3,200).
How many Syniverse employees participated?
We had 21 runners register this year, including three full marathon runners, six half-marathon runners, and 12 team runners. It was fantastic participation by our 100-person office.
What was the single most rewarding part of this project for you?
The most rewarding part of the experience for me was the training that many of our team members participated in the months before the run. We all helped each other physically prepare to run these long distances, and at the same time got to socially know each other a lot better. And, of course, raising €2,700-plus for a worthy cause was also rewarding in itself. We look forward to building on this success in future runs and events!
Danielle Palmyre is Facilities Coordinator at Syniverse’s Luxembourg office.