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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Microsoft employees mark 30-yrs of giving back, visit Heart of Gold Children

Employees of Microsoft Nigeria in Lagos joined the global software company family to commemorate its annual giving back day, which is on its 30th year, visits Hearts of Gold Children Hospice in Lagos.

ITRealms gathered that Microsoft employees as part of commitment to give back to the society every October, conduct this outing by visiting a special location or embarking on special project in support of the community where the company operates.

This year, they had a date with Hearts of Gold Children Hospice in Lagos, where the team spent time with the kids and also donated some items to the Hospice.

ITRealms recalls that at Microsoft, giving is reportedly ingrained in its culture, as employees assent to this day as one of the most rewarding aspect of their jobs.

The programme, which began in 1983, saw about 200 Microsoft employees raising $17,000 for nonprofits activities.

Also, ITRealms gathered that at present, over 35,000 employees participated in the campaign, which is approximately 65 per cent of Microsoft’s total U.S. workforce.

This, also coincided with 30th Employee Giving Campaign, and $1 billion in employee contributions to more than 31,000 nonprofits around the world since 1983.

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Pix: Some Microsoft staff during the visit to Heart of Gold, Lagos

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