Late in December a group of eight enthusiastic members of the SITA Sydney team spent the day volunteering at Foodbank, the largest food relief organization in Australia. They spent the day picking and packing food orders of up to two tons at the Foodbank warehouse. This included 40 very large boxes of watermelons. All agreed it was a truly rewarding experience, especially at the festive time of year, and that they’d never look at watermelons the same way again!
The SITA Sydney office once again held a bake-off event to celebrate International Women's Day in March and raise funds for Safe Steps, a family violence response centre. Staff were invited to enter the baking competition or alternatively pay a $5 entry fee to sample and judge the treats. The team raised 1,000 AUD and ate some very yummy cakes.
A team of 28 from our Singapore office visited the Willing Hearts Kitchen in August for a volunteer day of cooking and packing meals for delivery to the less fortunate in the local community. Their generous efforts were featured in an article in the Straits Times. Read more at Food for 5,000.
SITA's Hong Kong office recently participated in the World Vision “Skip-A-Meal” event to raise awareness of global hunger. Skip-A-Meal is based on the idea that millions of children suffering from hunger today could be free from the threat of severe malnutrition if their arms measure 2 cm or more in circumference. Participants skip a meal to personally experience hunger and raise funds for World vision's food security programs. Our whole Hong Kong office took part in the event and raised HKD 4,650 (US$600) for World Vision Hong Kong.