www.office.com/setup Blogs: Giving back to the community is one of Yammer’s key priorities so the office in London’s Tech City was home to a collection for Shelter, the housing and homeless charity in the UK. Imagine: Every 15 minutes a British family becomes homeless or needs support so this charity is doing crucial work for society.
Shelter is a charity in the UK that helps people in housing need by providing advice and practical assistance, and fights for better investment in housing and for laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people. The collected goods are sold in Shelter’s shops to ensure the charity has the funds to support their important work. Especially the cuts to legal aid in England and the ongoing recession have meant that Shelter is struggling to secure sufficient funds, so it was even more important for us to provide a little bit of help.
After two weeks of clearing out wardrobes, attics and garages the team collected loads of clothes and shoes, accessories, household goods, books, toys in our red ‘Wendy House’ in the reception area.
Sarah Evans of Shelter said: “We would like to thank Yammer for their generous donations. Every collection like this makes a difference to those families in need.”
[Above photo: Georg Maikler, James Ashmead, Katy Cooney, Emma Stephen, Steph Thommen, Lorraine Martyn and Marlyn Maikler were only some of the generous donours.]
Original Post: https://blogs.office.com/2013/06/12/yammer-emea-gives-back/