Venue management giant ASM Global has raised $750,000 (£633,000) as part of its first worldwide Global Month of Giving initiative.
The company said the funds were raised by programs anchored by international volunteer team members engaging in local community initiatives.
The programme is part of ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility platform ASM Global Acts, launched in 2021, which aims to “protect the environment, invest in people and strengthen communities around the globe”.
Last year ASM Global announced the ASM Global Acts Foundation to support philanthropic and community-based endeavours, focused on sustainability and diversity. Its ASM Global Acts Scholarship is focused on serving diverse and under-resourced communities with educational and career-development opportunities.
The Global Month of Giving activities included: Blood donation drives; toy drives for homeless families; home packs for Thanksgiving; adopt-a-family programs; meal boxes serving underprivileged communities; assembling goodie bags for hospitalized children; cold-weather clothing drives; staffing shelters; honouring military personnel by collecting cards to send to troops and veterans; Ukrainian clothing drives; preparing meal boxes to helping provide crisis relief to musicians, managers and crew workers unable to work due to health, injury, mental health or other crises; and men’s health fundraisers.
ASM Global president and CEO Ron Benison said, “When we launched the foundation last year, our goal was to harness our ASM Global’s team’s experience and knowledge gained from longtime involvement in the markets where our hundreds of venues are located. We know what those communities deeply care about, and this was a chance to help.”
ASM Global chief human resources officer Shauna Elvin said, “It was a remarkable effort by an energised workforce determined to make a difference around the world in the same places where our teams work, play and live. Everyone at ASM Global and our core partners who participated in this amazing giving-back journey knows that they not only brought more meaning to communities but they also hopefully found more meaning in life.”