Distribution of food and toys Tata Communications  |  Paris
Tata Communications volunteers from Paris collected food items and donated it to the representatives of LES RESTOS DU COEUR an (NGO) working for homeless people in need in Paris. The collected food was equivalent to 15000 weekly meals which will be served to the underprivileged and homeless people and young babies. Volunteers also collected clothes and toys and donated it to Red Cross for the use of needy individuals.
  Supporting the homeless Tata Communications  |  London
Homeless people suffer through cold, neglect and discomfort without a place which they can call home. St Mungo’s, a London based NGO extends support to the less fortunate people with relevant skills that can enhance their lives. With the intent to support such people to avail a decent life, team of volunteers from Tata Communications London assisted St Mungo’s volunteers at their support centres with some gardening activities, planting, chopping, building and much more. Volunteers also joined hands to give back to the local community by brightening green spaces in a local housing estate.
  Painting a school Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers painted the Betonibam L. P. School and Anganwadi Center, situated in a nearby village. They also spent time with the children.
  Awareness on health and sanitation Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
Tata Projects, Hyderabad created awareness on safe drinking water, health and clean sanitation in the RO plants installed in the village. This program helped in creating awareness to the rural community who are totally unaware of safe drinking water related to health and clean sanitation. Volunteers took door to door feedback from the beneficiaries in the prescribed format on the utilization of RO purified water related to any health issues.
  Animal rescue Ginger Hotels  |  Gurugram
Due to sewer construction work near the hotel, contractors left a sewer open and in the night a dog fell in it. The security guard noticed it and informed the front desk. After multiple attempts. the municipality department and the animal rescuers did not respond. 4 volunteers took the initiative. With the help of a ladder and rope they pulled the dog out of the sewer and saved his life.
  Orientation programme Tata Sponge Iron  |  Bileipada
A skill development program to promote employability of local girls was organized at the Learning & Development Centre, Tata Sponge township. The orientation program intended to mobilize eligible girls to opt for Industrial Sewing Machine Operators training at Bhubaneswar. Around 50 girls from the locality participated in the program.
  Music competition Tata Metaliks  |  Kharagpur
The volunteers visited Narayanpur Kolapatna Primary School to celebrate Birth day of Pt Iswar Chandra Vidhya Sagar. They also organized a speech and song competition for them and gave away the prizes to winners.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Projects  |  Hyderabad
A Team of 28 Volunteers from Tata Projects organized a cleanliness and tree plantation drive at Medchal R.O plant unit. Volunteers cleaned the whole RO plant unit, few of the volunteers picked the brooms sticks and started the dusting of the surroundings and started picking wrappers scattered there after collecting and threw them into the dustbins. They planted 50 seasonal fruit trees and flowers in the surrounding areas of RO unit.
  Visit to an old age home Tata Technologies  |  Jamshedpur
30 employees from Tata Technologies, Jamshedpur visited an old age home at Nirmal Hriday, Baradwari to interact & spend time with the residents. They donated food, fruits & grocery items.
  Taking care of animals Tata Power Delhi Distribution  |  Delhi
A unique volunteering activity was conducted at Tata Power-DDL wherein volunteers visited a Gaushala. 3 family members accompanied an employee during his visit Guruvar Vidyasagar Gaushala, Ibrahimpur. They tended to and fed the cows, spending quality time with them.
  Painting diyas Rallis India  |  Vasind
Volunteers visited Pivali school near Vasind and painted diyas with students. Volunteers showed them painted diyas in diverse colors on laptop to get an idea on the colors to use. Students enjoyed painting diyas.
  Blood donation drive Tata Realty and Infrastructure  |  Mumbai
Tata Realty and Infrastructure conducted a blood donation drive at Backbay Sarvajanik Ganeshostav Mandal, Churchgate. Doctors from KEM Hospital attended to the donors. In all 20 units of blood was collected during this drive. This hospital run by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation has a daily requirement of 150 to 200 units of blood which is mainly used to support Thalassemia affected children (350 children currently) as well as for all other types of super-speciality treatment and operations done at the hospital for needy and poor patients.
  Traditional food festival Tata Chemicals  |  Tamil Nadu
Tata Chemicals in partnership with Covenant Centre For Development (NGO) organized “Traditional Food Festival” in Kiloy village (Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu) with an objective to create awareness on nutritional value available in locally available fruits, vegetable and grains. During the camp, there was participation by 38 women and 20 students of the village. The participants were made aware of the importance of millets and traditional foods for healthy living. TCL also organized a competition for preparing the best healthy food. 7 TCL volunteers helped in organizing the camp and evaluating the traditional foods prepared by the participants. The participants also explained the process of preparing healthy food to the visitors from the village. Three participants were recognized for preparing best low cost healthy foods. The participants cooked 100 years old recipe called ‘Ulai Appam’, Chimbili made up of sesame, Jaggery and groundnut (laddu), raagi Athirasam, Varagu murukku (Millet snacks), herbal dosas (Sweet Samosa), Ragi Adai, snake gourd curry, etc.
  Food donation drive Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Chennai
CSR Team -TCE Chennai visited a school for special children in Saidapet. Volunteers served lunch to the children and conducted small activities for them.
  Drawing competition Tata Steel  |  Delhi
A team of volunteers visited a street school "Pehchaan" in the slum area adjoining Indraprasth Metro Station. They organised a drawing competition, engaged the kids in craft activities and donated a trunk, a tarpaulin, extension cords, stationery items and hand wash refills. Food items were also distributed by the volunteers to the kids.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Steel  |  Joda
8 volunteers from TSRDS Joda organised a cleanliness drive at Lord Shiva temple of Kolmong village.
  Session on personal hygiene Tata Steel  |  Kalinganagar
Tata Steel Kalinganagar team took up an opportunity to connect with the community on personal hygiene and wellness. They interacted with 60 School drop outs on personal hygiene and motivated them to pursue education for their brighter future.
  Spending time with children Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
The volunteers painted the Namrup Primary School (Milanpur). They also did landscaping & planted fruit trees. Thereafter, they conducted a quiz competition and games with the children.
  Helping a person in need Tata Metaliks  |  Kharagpur
An officer of Tata Metaliks saw a person lying on the roadside with several wounds on his body. The volunteer gave money to the owner of a nearby hotel to provide food. He approached the Manager –CSR and sought help to get him admitted in Missionaries of Charity, Kharagpur, West Bengal. After getting police clearance, he was admitted in Missionaries of Charity brothers home. Doctors examined him and found that patient is suffering from a disability and dog bites on the legs. The treatment was started by the doctors and now his health condition is improving.
  Blood donation drive Amalgamated Plantations  |  Assam
A total of 40 volunteers came forward to participate of which 29 volunteers were cleared by the medical team and donated one unit blood each to Assam Medical College Blood Bank for poor patients who are unable to afford proper blood supply in the Assam Medical College Hospital and required blood transfusion.
  Professional coaching The Tinplate Company of India  |  Jamshedpur
a professional coaching program for track & field events was organized for the students of Tinplate Community Schools. A Professional Coach from Tinplate Sports Department and volunteers from CSR Department gave special training to the athletes of the schools on how to perform well in their sports activities and what extra care needs to be taken to remain physically fit. Students were also guided on physical exercises and warm ups to remain focused, to participate in District, State & National Level Sports program.
  Mentoring session Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from EQMS organised a mentoring programme "Dost" for Contractor Workers. The program’s intention is to promote regular interaction with the mentee and discuss issues such as safety, health, competency, skill, personal issues etc.
  Visit to an old age home Rallis India  |  Nerul
Volunteers visited Shree Swami Samarth Sewa Old age home at Nerul. The organization has 150 residents. Volunteers interacted with them about their health and hobbies. Many of them shared their thoughts with volunteers. Volunteers distributed the fruits to them.
  Clay modelling session Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Kolkata
TSPDL volunteers went to SOS Children’s village and organised a fun & entertainment program for the children as well as the mothers of SOS Children village. At first, the volunteers conducted one minute competition for the mothers on various activities which was followed by the prize distribution to the winners. Thereafter, clay modelling session was also conducted for the children where they were divided into groups and were given clay. Children showed several types of creative things made up of clay. At last, the program concluded with the distribution of goodies to all the children and their mothers.
  Blood donation camp Tata Sponge Iron  |  Bileipada
A mega blood donation camp in collaboration with District Red Cross Society, was arranged at Tata Sponge premises. The program was organized by 18 dedicated volunteers. The program successfully collected 78 units of blood, to be used for humanitarian purposes by the Red Cross.
  Clothes donation drive Tata Steel Processing and Distribution  |  Nellore
The volunteers visited a nearby village and donate clothes to the community members. They also taught them about cleanliness and hygiene maintenance to avoid dengue.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Technologies  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from Tata Technologies, Jamshedpur visited an orphanage at Baradwari, Jamshedpur run by Missionary of Charity. The team interacted & spent time with kids there. They donated biscuits, chocolates & grocery items.
  Cloth collection drive Tata Communications  |  Dubai
Volunteers from Tata Communications Dubai donated 500 Kgs of material to underprivileged communities. More than 25 enthusiastic volunteers came together to collect wearable and excellent quality clothes, blankets, books and toys for donation to adjoining communities. Over a span of 5 days, they collected 6 carloads of materials.
  Bake-off to raise money Tata Communications  |  London
Tata Communications volunteers engaged and got together for a bake-off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Talented bunch of bakers made - both sweet and savory items and raised a whopping £438.53 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is a charity that provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
  Drawing competition Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Chief Safety (India & SEA) and Fire Safety & OHS JDC team visited a primary school in Barudih. They interacted with the students and organised a drawing competition for them. The winners were awarded gifts.
  Linen donation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Manesar
A team of 15 Volunteers from Ginger Hotel Manesar donated the hotel linen to people in slum areas of IMT Manesar. Small Kids along with their parents were very happy to receive their own separate hand towels, bath towels and bed sheets.
  Health and fitness session Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Volunteers from Sports Department organised a health and fitness session for security personnel of the Sports department.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mumbai
23 Employees from 3 Ginger Hotels (Ginger Mahakali, Ginger Andheri Teli Gali and Ginger Thane) joined hands to take up the massive challenge of Cleaning up the Versova Beach. A volunteer from Tata Power also participated. The entire beach front was filled with plastic waste which is a huge environmental hazard. The team removed around 50 large garbage bags full of plastic waste from Versova Beach.
  Self-defence session Tata Steel  |  Tarapur
The Wire Division, Tarapur team organised a self-defence session for Residential Ashram School and NSS girls. A three-hour session was conducted, covering many topics relating to self-defence techniques and principles of reflexes and adaptability.
  Cleanliness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Faridabad
A team of 15 volunteers of Ginger Faridabad conducted a cleanliness drive around the hotel side road.
  Traffic awareness campaign Ginger Hotels  |  Vapi
Ginger Vapi organized a Traffic Awareness Campaign wherein the volunteers reached out to the common public and explained about the importance of road safety.
  Science class Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Volunteers along with a Science Intervention Consultant conducted a practical session on Surface Tension at Nutan Vidyalaya, Lote for their 7th standard students. He briefed about surface tension with examples of soap bubbles and floating mosquitoes. He taught all the students how to make soap bubbles in varied sizes and colours.All the participants made soap bubbles and understood the method of surface tension.
  Donation drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
A team of volunteers from TSRDS Noamundi visited Kadajamda Village and interacted with the villagers. They distributed food and clothes to the villagers.
  Plantation drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Team Ginger Mysore planted saplings of various seasonal flowers and fruits in the GANDHIVANA Park to make it a greener place. Associates from different department joined hands for the initiative and cleaned the entire area. Dry waste was collected in a garbage bag thereby making the area look cleaner and neat.
  Art activity Tata Capital  |  Pune
3 volunteers from Tata Capital spent time and facilitated an art class for the students of Grade 1 studying at Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation English Medium School in Bopkhel managed by The Akanksha Foundation in Pune. The students were ecstatic to have new people interact, paint and have fun with them.
  Donation drive Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Team WRM visited Shishu Bhawan and interacted with infants. They distributed food and daily use items.
  Tree plantation drive Tata Capital  |  Kolkata
9 volunteers of Tata Capital came together to plant saplings at the Bidhan Swimming area which is open for public use. The volunteers gathered at 11 am and conducted the activity for an hour to clean the area and plant the saplings that will provide the needed shade.
  Computer literacy session Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
The associates at TCS Lucknow, took sessions at Poorva Madhyamik Vidhyalaya Saraiya (Government School) under the Tata Volunteering Week 8 initiative under Purpose4Life activities. The main objective was to empower the underprivileged kids studying in a few sections of Classes VIIth and VIIIth of this school with knowledge of basics of computer. This was important because there was no computer in the School. It also aimed at building their basic conversational skills through soft skills session for the other sections of classes VIIth and VIIIth. The volunteers also honed the creative skills of the students of class VIth through the craft workshop which was based on Paper Quilling. These initiatives hailed as a tremendous success as was evident from an overwhelming response of the students. It enabled them to bridge the gap between creativity, personality and technology and to match up to the pace of recent times.
  Visit to a tribal school Tata Steel  |  Joda
A team of volunteers visited RBC Tribal School and organised various programmes like knowledge sharing session and a cultural event. They also donated 2 computers to the school for better learning.
  Session on environment Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Young children have a fresh, uncluttered mind as well as a strong natural curiosity to learn and thus it is important to educate young children about the natural environment and how to relate to it in a way that would preserve its integrity in the interests of both present and future generations. With this idea in mind, the associates at TCS Lucknow conducted a session on “Save the Environment” (through Tata Volunteering Week -8 Initiative under Purpose4Life activities) for the students of classes IVth & Vth at Prathmik Vidhyalaya (a Government School) in Saraiya, Lucknow. They introduced them to pressing issues of Global Warming, Green House Effect, Deforestation and all sorts of pollution. They educated them on how to contribute towards protecting nature and facilitating change.
  Math classes Tata Motors  |  Pune
An Ex-Tata Motors employee, superannuated in 2014 from Gear Factory. He volunteered his time to teach Math to underprivileged students. Every year, around 2500 students benefit from this initiative.
  Donation drive Tata Consultancy Services  |  Lucknow
Prerna Girls School is a high school for underprivileged girls and is a Maitree - CS partner at TCS Lucknow. The students of this school come from the neighboring slums & communities, a lot of them compelled by their circumstances also work in houses as domestic helpers during the day. A “Pad Sanitation Drive” (through Tata Volunteering Week -8 Initiative under Purpose4Life activities) was conducted to provide them a clean, hygienic and hassle- free time during their monthly period cycle. This involved donation of sanitary pads collected through a drive organized at branch level and sensitizing girls through a session on how to govern their health and hygiene during this time. Along with this a “Session on English grammar” (through Tata Volunteering Week -8 Initiative under Purpose4Life activities) was conducted by our associates with an aim to improve their 'basic' English skills which in turn would help in nurturing the listening, speaking and reading skills of the students; thereby helping the beneficiaries in enhancing their performance in all the fields.
  Visit to a school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
Employees of Tubes division and FA&OMQ visited the Tulsichavi and Lepang Primary School. They interacted with the students and spent half a day with them. The team also donated stationary and sports item and daily use items to the school.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.