At Transcom Latvia, we declared September, October and November as charity months. Our overall aim with this Transcom Cares project was to contribute to charity, create a positive work environment, teambuilding and also to promote Transcom Latvia as a socially responsible company.
During these months, we encouraged our employees to create their own charity projects, based on their own initiative and choice. All together, we implemented nine unique projects and after an internal voting Transcom Latvia gave an additional donation to the employees’ favorite project: Purchasing medical equipment to The Latvian Social Care Center.
In December we celebrated the success of our charity months with a day that will be remembered as the most emotional event ever at Transcom Latvia – the response was great and together we achieved really wonderful things.
Our committed employees provided material support and warmth of hearts to a social care center, the Latvian support association for low-income people, an orphanage, children and youth crisis center, a children’s hospital and two animal shelters. We also organized a charity monopoly, resulting in a donation to the victims affected by the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
During this project Transcom Latvia encouraged and supported many employees to contribute with their personal engagement, time and willingness to carry out voluntary work as a way to create to a better society.
But charity projects like this can never be mandatory. It will only be a success when there is a genuine desire to help and the project is driven by committed people that never give up and run the project from the beginning to the very end.