Their business interests may be varied and different but for one day nine leading organisations in Malta came together for the common cause of helping the vulnerable in society as part of the 15th annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day.
Hundreds of employees from AIS Group, Express Trailers Ltd., Farsons Group, Forestals Group, HSBC Bank Malta, HSBC UK Contact Centre Malta, Maypole Group, Multigas Limited, and Tumas Group, volunteered a day’s worth of work and lent a helping hand to a charitable home of their choice.
The CSR Day is held annually on 19th March, a public holiday in Malta celebrating the feast of St Joseph the Worker.
In the morning, all the participating companies and their representatives gathered at the official residence of the President of Malta H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who greeted and thanked the volunteers for their contribution to the society. The representative of the Arcbishop of Malta Mgr Charles Cordina was also present.
From San Anton Palace, the group went towards their respective sites and carried out a variety of volunteer activities ranging from paintwork and tiling to gardening and general cleaning. In no particular order, the chosen sites were: Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu, Santa Venera; Richmond Foundation’s Kids In Development Programme (KIDs), Żejtun; Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi; Inspire premises, Bulebel; Esther House, Cospicua; Helen Keller Resource Centre, Qrendi; and Dar Frate Jacoba, Marsascala.