In July a SITA team from our Atlanta office headed to the Must Ministries warehouse donation and distribution center in Kennesaw, Georgia. They helped sort food and clothes donations to support families, individuals and children in need within the Atlanta metro area.
Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
15 SITA employees from two of our offices in Brazil laced up their jogging shoes and joined this year's Run and Walk against Breast Cancer on 22 May in Rio de Janeiro and 12 June in São Paulo. The run was organized in support of the Brazilian Institute for Cancer Control (IBCC) "Fashion Targets Breast Cancer" campaign to alert women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. In total they raised a terrific 975 BRL (US$267) for the fight against breast cancer.
This year our Vancouver office joined the 20th edition of National Denim Day for breast cancer awareness in honor of Mother's Day on 10 May. Run by the Cure Foundation, the annual event contributes invaluable funding towards breast cancer education and research. SITA Vancouver staff were pleased to wear jeans in support of the campaign and contribute a donation of CAD$170 (US$130) towards a breast cancer cure.
On 22 April 2016 staff in Montreal celebrated Earth Day 2016 with some help from local green organization, Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill. Following an informative presentation about recycling and a discussion on how to create better awareness and practices in the office, participants were treated to a healthy snack of fruits and vegetables.
What an amazing day they had “Going Red with Randy” in Atlanta the first week of February 2016. More than 75 of our staff turned up in red and raised over $550 for the American Heart Association. As part of the Going Red event, there was a draw for lunch with our Americas President, Randy Pizzi. A big congratulations to the winners.