Donation drive Tata Coffee  |  Theni
Instant Coffee Division, Theni of Tata Coffee Limited runs a tailoring centre for women in association with an NGO - SRED in its village, Jayamangalam. Through this tailoring institute more than 500 women are provided training on tailoring, candle making & soft toy making, etc. A team of 15 women members were provided power sewing machines at the centre. It will allow them to make their earnings through stitching of shopper’s bags, pillow covers etc. The unit identified 10 deserving underprivileged women, who were trained from the centre, and were given sewing machines.
  Blood donation camp Indian Hotels  |  Gurugram
Vivanta By Taj Gurgaon, NCR team organized a blood donation camp in association with Rotary Blood Bank Gurgaon. A total of 41 employees voluntarily donated blood and contributed for the cause. The activity ended on a happy note where Rotary Blood Bank awarded certificates of appreciation & medals to the volunteers.
  Visit to a zoo Tata Consulting Engineers  |  Delhi
Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE), Delhi NCR volunteers organized an out-door event for small kids of an orphanage - Mala Smriti Home, Noida. There are about 25 kids in the age group of 2-15 years and 7 staff members in this orphanage. TCE arranged a visit to National Zoological Park, New Delhi for these kids. The kids were very excited and cheerful during this event since this was first such event for most of them. After visiting zoo, the volunteers had arranged lunch for these kids and spent time with them playing few games.
  Visit to an orphanage Tata Motors  |  Pune
20 volunteers visited “Nachiket Balgram”, an orphanage at Akurdi, Pune. They discussed the concerns of residents of this orphanage and donated one-month grocery to them.
  Plantation drive Tata Coffee  |  Theni
The Instant Coffee Division, Theni-Tamilnadu of Tata Coffee Limited planted 2,000 tree saplings of neem and other bio -friendly varieties in the Jayamangalam village and factory premises in order to develop the environment sustainability. The initiative was headed by the company's Executive Director supported by the Site Head of the unit, Plant Manager and volunteers.
  Vaccination camp Tata Motors  |  Pune
Volunteers from Tata Motors- Pune organized a free Swine Flu vaccination camp at Runwal Heritej, Dange Chowk, Pune. 100 people benefited from this camp.
  Animal health camp Tata Chemicals  |  Babrala
Two animal health camps were organized at Jijonda Madi and Pataria Hatt of Rajpura and Junawai blocks of Gunnaur Tehsil respectively. These camps were organized in collaboration with Department of Animal Husbandry, Uttar Pradesh. In these camps, around 506 cattle owners participated and 529 cattle were treated. The cattle owners were from around 56 villages of Gunnaur Tehsil. In this camp, the modern medical equipment like ultrasound machines were used to examine the gynaecological cases in animals. This was the major highlight in these camps as these kinds of facilities were not used in this district.
  Cleanliness drive Tata Elxsi  |  Chennai
Volunteers from Tata Elxsi Chennai office embarked on a beach cleaning drive and spent three hours of highly productive volunteering time and picked up 10 large bags full of garbage. During the process, they created awareness among the strollers and inspired many others.
  Awareness drive Ginger Hotels  |  Mysore
Team Ginger Mysore visited the paan shops, tea stalls & bar located at Nazarbad & Ittegegud areas at Mysore and requested the shop owners not to sell the tobacco products & alcohol to minors (aged below 18). They also explained them about the government law “Selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors will attract a jail term of up to seven years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh”
  Mentoring session Tata Communications  |  Pune
163 volunteers of Tata Communications, Pune got an opportunity to mentor a group of young entrepreneurs to use social media for increasing knowledge on modern designs for their products & aligning their products with the current market & demand. The sessions helped budding entrepreneurs on the usage of "Digital Platform" to take their business to the next level.
  Street play on malnutrition Tata Motors  |  Pune
Team of 6 volunteers from Drama Wing of Tata Motors Kalasagar performed a street play to raise awareness amongst community members on issues related to malnutrition. They conducted 7 programs in PCMC slum areas and one program in a higher secondary school. The team has received overwhelming response from the community and has reached more than 1400 people through these street plays.
  English and Math classes Rallis India  |  Lote
Rallis Lote Unit arranged a special class on Math and English subject at Sadguru Kadsiddheshwar Vidyalaya, Gunde for their 10th standard students. They arranged for expert teachers of Maths and English subjects to conduct the classes. The entire session was highly informative and interactive as per the feedback received from the students and teachers.
  Visit to a community centre Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
Senior leadership participated in the volunteering drive at the community allied training center, slum health awareness workshop and drinking water projects implemented in the tribal village near the plant vicinity. They interacted with the stakeholders and also awarded them for their community service in the slum area. They held a meeting with tribal community and handed over the drinking water handpump to the villagers with message to Save Water Save Earth.
  Seed ball making Tata Communications  |  Pune & Hyderabad
Climate change has adverse effect on our planet, and adapting to it is critical to improving livelihoods. Natural resources are best protected when the locals play an active role in protecting the environment. Tata Communications volunteers from Hyderabad and Pune engaged in a seed ball making activity, and made 3050 seed balls. These balls were later thrown into dry lands to increase the green cover.
  Teaching session Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
Group of volunteers from the CMS and Paint shop department participated in the students teaching session at the government school. Volunteers performed various student’s engagement activities and students actively performed and showcased their talent.
  Blood donation camp Tata Motors  |  Pantnagar
A blood donation camp was organised in collaboration with Base Hospital Haldwani and OHC. Volunteers across from the shop/offices donated blood to save the life of victim in road accidents or emergency. 125 volunteers donated blood.
  Counselling & mentoring session Indian Hotels  |  Udaipur
A team of volunteers visited the Pratham Hospitality Vocational Training Centre at Udaipur for a career guidance and counselling session. Apart from individual counselling with the students who are mainly from the tribal belt of southern Rajasthan villages, the team spent time conducting formal training sessions for the students. The hotel first interacted with the faculty and administration of the institute to identify the topics on which they required assistance from the hotel. Accordingly, sessions were conducted on Hospitality Basics, Food Safety, Technological Interventions in Hotels and Flower Arrangements for the students. The volunteers also carried Hospitality Magazines and Publications for the Institute’s Library. The students were invited to practice the skills learnt during the sessions while the team was addressing the individual queries of the students. The day ended with a pleasant surprise when the students presented a beautiful handmade card to the team as a token of thanks and appreciation to the volunteering team.
  Watershed Management Tata Communications  |  Pune
Tata Communications volunteers from Pune visited Pani Panchayat at Khaladgaon and engaged in organic farming, tree plantation and watershed management. The volunteers also got a chance to learn about the concept of water footprint related to their daily activities. The 94 volunteers also interacted with the local people and experienced the rural cuisine.
  Global sales meet Indian Hotels  |  Bangalore
300 Sales & Marketing colleagues took part in three different sets of volunteering activities as an integral component of their Global Sales Meet in Bangalore. A group of two hundred associates visited Sukrishi Farm – an award-winning eco-sensitive farming & tourism experience – where they engaged in seedling plantation, acquired hands-on experience in rain water harvesting and composting and enjoyed an organic meal. A team of sixty associates visited Taj-Tata Strive’s Youth skilling and Certification Centre at Taj West End, Bangalore and Bosco Yuva Kendra – an NGO which helps mobilize less privileged youth for this skilling programme. The volunteers engaged with the faculty and the students to support this programme through interactive sessions. A team of forty senior leaders engaged in interesting activities that involved brainstorming and suggesting growth paths for Social Entrepreneurs, incubated by IIM-Kolkata’s Innovation Park. The team brainstormed to identify ways by which the Taj circle of influence – supply chain, industry and individual networks – can be leveraged to support endeavors like vertical landscaping solutions for urban pollution control and paper recycling & LPG-free cooking solutions.
  Lantern making workshop Rallis India  |  Barvai
Rallis volunteers organized a lantern making workshop for the students of Zilla Parishad school Barvai. As Diwali festival is close, students were excited to make lantern for their homes. Students made very colorful lanterns with the help of volunteers.
  Wall painting Tata Motors  |  Thane
Employees of Tata Motors took part in the wall painting activity in collaboration with Thane Municipal School no-8. Volunteers painted various messages through pictures for awareness of the students.
  Visit to a primary school Tata Steel  |  Jamshedpur
H Blast Furnace team visited a primary school in Bonta Boram and donated 130 school shoes for all the children. The team spent time with the children and reviewed the progress on their studies, health and general cleanliness. All children were thrilled to receive new shoes on the last day of school before Durga Puja holidays.
  Donation drive Tata Steel  |  Sukinda
Volunteers visited Nagada Village and interacted with kids and their parents. They also donated toys, chocolates and biscuits to the students.
  Annual meet Indian Hotels  |  Mumbai
Over fifty Finance and Procurement team members volunteered as a part of Aseema’s Annual Functional Meet in Mumbai. They co-created beautiful book-marks along with the enthusiastic children from Aseema – an NGO supporting the education and development of less privileged children in Mumbai. It was a meaningful and high-energy session aimed at enthusing both children and volunteers to be more creative, collaborative and to invoke their fun and imaginative sides.
  Pottery workshop Rallis India  |  Panvel
Volunteers organized a pottery workshop for the students of Z P School Bhingar. In the event some students were taught how to make ganesh idols out of soil. Volunteers helped students make various shapes of ganesh. Some students enjoyed pottery on the wheel. Students made assorted items like diyas, plates, flower vases out of red soil with the help of wheel.
  *This update covers only some of the activities undertaken by companies.