Two major volunteer events in Brazil

November 6, 2014 │ São Paulo

Deutsche Bank Brazil volunteers participated in two large-scale activities in support of the Brazilian-Israeli Union of Social Welfare (UNIBES) and the Association St. Augustine (ASA), two leading local social service agencies.

Both organizations provide a range of services to families, children and teenagers, older adults, individuals with special needs, and the unemployed. The organizations share a mission of providing their constituents with compassionate support and opportunities for personal development.

Bernardo Parnes, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank Latin America and Chief Country Officer of Deutsche Bank Brazil, participated in the initiative and commented on the importance of the work done by volunteers: "During the activity we have nothing but the desire to help others. We see people smiling, with enormous energy."

More than 80 volunteers participated in a collective effort to paint the exterior and interior walls of UNIBES, which serves about 14,000 people annually. The volunteer event at ASA attracted more than 100 participants, who painted walls and hopscotch courts in the Youth Center, organized the bazaar and engaged nursing home residents in conversation groups, beauty care and games of bingo.

"The Bank employees made all the difference! This act of greatness is tremendously important," said ASA Executive Director Celia Tilkian. The elderly of the nursing home are delighted to receive visits like Deutsche Bank and showed extreme gratitude to the care provided to each of them.”

During the opening activities, Jorge Vacarini, Head of Global Technology & Operations in Brazil, noted that "to help those who have been longer ‘on the road’ honors their past and their contributions."

Activities like these are an opportunity for employees to get to know their colleagues while giving back to the communities where they live and work.


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